Uluru rangers battle fires at Uluru

Ranger Angela took this photograph at about 3.30 am from the Sunrise Viewing area

Ranger Angela Teasdale took this photograph at about 3.30 am from the sunrise viewing area

Uluru rangers have been fighting fires caused by a lightning strike on Saturday.

One of our staff Angela Teasdale took this shot early yesterday morning from our sunrise viewing area.

Yesterday the rangers concentrated their efforts on fires near Kata Tjuta in the west of the park and in the borefields in the northern park of the park.

Cooler temperatures today are expected to assist our crews and we’re continuing to monitor the situation.

We closed Kata Tjuta Road yesterday for public safety reasons, but the rest of the park remained open. The good news is we’ve been able to open Kata Tjuta Road to the public again. We’re asking our visitors to continue to drive carefully around the park as there may be smoke.

Well done to our rangers and all our staff for their fantastic efforts so far to contain the fires.

Miranda, Parks Australia

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