The National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) played a key role in the successful fight to contain the Kingiman fire.
NPWS was involved in the fire and its key roles included: incident management team as deputy incident control and planning officers as well as significant resources in the field.
NPWS' Team Leader Rangers, Ian Smith, was the Deputy Incident Controller.
My vivid memory was experiencing high intensity fire very early in the morning, which you would normally associate with a mid-afternoon fire, mainly due to the complications of drought conditions and very, very strong winds," Mr Smith said.
The NPWS, assisted by RFS volunteers and water bombing aircraft, worked hard to contain the fire between August 11 and the morning of August 15.
At the height of the firefighting effort there were 300 firefighters from RFS, Fire and Rescue NSW, & National Parks and Wildlife Service on the fire ground in 65 fire appliances, assisted by eight aircraft and three bulldozers.