WHILE NSW may have escaped from one of its most threatening bushfire days yesterday, several roads remain closed across the Blue Mountains.
The NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) advises the Bells Line of Road remains closed from Lithgow to Bilpin, as does the Darling Causeway from Mount Victoria to Bell.
The State Mine fire continues to burn near the township of Bell and around the areas of Mt Irvine, McKellars Park, Bilpin, Hartley Vale, Dargan and Clarence.
Please take notice of advice on variable messaging signs and give way to emergency service vehicles.
While fire activity is relatively benign at this stage, strong winds can cause conditions to change.
Due to bushfire activity, road closures may occur without notice and will be assessed throughout the day.
A total fire ban remains in place for Orange, Cabonne and the central ranges.
There is also a total fire ban for greater Sydney, greater Hunter and Illawarra/Shoalhaven until further notice.
The Springwood, State Mine and Mount Victoria bushfires have burnt out 53,188 hectares and destroyed 203 homes and left another 111 damaged.
The three fires are listed by the RFS as being controlled and remain at a watch and act alert.
You can stay up to date with the bush fire situation by checking the NSW Rural Fire Service website, or visiting Live Traffic NSW for the latest traffic information.