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Major Fire Updates

Watch and Act - Little L Complex, Yengo National Park (Singleton LGA) 2019-12-09 04:42

Posted: 2019-12-09 04:42

There are multiple bush fires burning in the Yengo National Park area. The fire is more than 63,600 hectares in size and is out of control.

Current Situation

  • Fire activity has eased on the fireground.
  • The fire is burning West of Paynes Crossing, Wollombi and Laguna.
  • The Gospers Mountain fire is burning in the areas of Boree and Wallabadah.
  • The Crumps Road fire is also fire burning to the east of the Yengo National Park.

Advice

  • If you are in the area of Boree and Wallabadah, monitor the changing conditions. Know what you will do if the fire threatens

Paynes Crossing, Wollombi and Laguna

  • Monitor conditions. Be ready to take action in case the situation changes. Leaving early is your safest option.

  • If you are in surrounding areas including Bucketty and Congewai, monitor conditions. Be ready to take action in case the situation changes. Leaving early is your safest option.

  • If you are in the areas of Yallambie and Blaxlands Arm, monitor conditions. Know what you will do if the fire threatens. If your plan is to leave, leaving early is the safest option.

If you are threatened by fire

  • Do not be in the path of the fire.
  • Protect yourself from the heat of the fire. Wear protective clothing and footwear. Cover all exposed skin.
  • If the fire impacts, seek shelter in a solid structure to protect yourself from the heat of the fire.
  • If your life is at risk, call Triple Zero (000).

Road Closures

  • Wollombi Rd at Cedar Creek Rd is open to local residents only.
  • The Great North Road between Wollombi and Bucketty is open to local residents only.
  • Paynes Crossing Road, Yango Creek Road and Stockyard Creek Roads are open to local residents only.
  • Roads into Yengo National Park are closed.
  • Check Live Traffic NSW for road information.

Evacuation Centre

Other Information

  • People with respiratory conditions who are affected by bush fire smoke should activate their health management plan and seek medical advice if necessary. Take precautions, such as staying indoors and closing windows.
  • Stay up to date on bush fires in your area by checking the NSW RFS website, 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 Live Traffic NSW. Roads may be closed without warning.
  • Monitor weather conditions and weather warnings at Bureau of Meteorology.