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Advice: Gilmores Gully fire (Kempsey LGA) 2019-08-18 09:02

Posted: 2019-08-18 09:02

A bush fire is burning to the north west of Kempsey and is being controlled. The fire has burnt out 3,426 hectares.

Current Situation

Firefighters, supported by water bombing aircraft, are continuing a small back burn from a hard containment line on the south western side of the fire after it moved across the close containment option yesterday afternoon. There is no current threat to property.

Crews will continue to patrol and monitor the fire perimeter and a helicopter with infrared technology will fly over the fireground today to map and then target hot spots for crews to work on.

Advice

Review your Bush Fire Survival Plan and stay informed. If you do not have a Bush Fire Survival Plan, know what you will do if the fire threatens your property.

If you suffer from respiratory illness such as asthma, review the need to implement your health action plan and seek advice from Health NSW www.health.nsw.gov.au/environment/factsheets/Pages/bushfire-smoke.aspx

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.
  • For information on road closures, check http://livetraffic.com. Roads may be closed without warning.

The next update on this fire will be issued by 18/08/2019 18:00 or if the situation changes.