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Major Fire Updates

Advice - 695, Putty (Singleton LGA) 2018-02-25 19:53

Posted: 2018-02-25 19:53

A bush fire is burning in the Wollemi National Park and Putty State Forest area. The fire has burnt approximately 19,000 hectares and is not under control.

Current Situation

A large fire continues to burn near Bakers Road, Gibbs Creek/Putty Valley Road and further west into the Wollemi National Park. There is no immediate threat to properties.

Widespread rain has fallen across the fireground today which has seen a significant reduction in fire activity, however numerous hotspots continue to smoulder.

Further rain is forecast tomorrow, and crews from the NSW RFS and NPWS plan to continue strengthening containment lines on the eastern and southern sides of the fire over the coming days as weather conditions allow, ahead of forecast warmer and drier weather later in the week.

Residents may continue to notice smoke and fire activity in the area.

Heavy plant and waterbombing aircraft will continue to support crews on the ground.

Advice

If you are in the area you should monitor conditions and follow the directions of firefighters.

Check and follow your Bush Fire Survival Plan. If you do not have a plan, decide what you will do if the situation changes.

Leaving early is your safest option.

Other Information

  • If your life is at risk, call Triple Zero (000) immediately.
  • Continue to stay up to date with the bush fire situation by checking http://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au, listening to your local radio station or by calling the NSW RFS Bush Fire Information Line on 1800 679 737.
  • If you live in the area but are away from home, it may not be safe to return to your property.
  • For information on road closures, check http://livetraffic.rta.nsw.gov.au. Roads may be closed without warning.