This fire in the Mt Kaputar National Park near Narrabri was officially called the Paleroo Creek fire and reached Section 44 status (declared an emergency and entitled to utilise state resources for the fire fighting effort). It was started near Mt Lindsay by a lightning strike on the evening of Monday November 13th 2006, two weeks before the first Pilliga fires started. The fire was officially declared as contained by the RFS on the 23rd of December(??), following decent rain.
The response to the fire by the RFS and NPWS included extensive aerial water bombing using both helicopters and fixed wing aircraft. The national park was closed until mid-January due to the fire and the Bingara Rd was closed at Killarney Gap for a few days to allow back burning. The fire burned out almost 15,000 Ha of forest.