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Major Fire Updates

Advice - Green Wattle Creek (Wollondilly LGA) 2019-12-08 21:24

Posted: 2019-12-08 21:24

A bush fire is burning in the Lake Burragorang area. The fire is more than 90,800 hectares in size and is out of control.

Current Situation

  • The fire is burning on both sides of Lake Burragorang.
  • Conditions are easing on the south western side of the fire in the area of Colong Stock Route, Bindook highlands.
  • Backburning will commence when weather conditions allow in Oakdale, west of Barkers Lodge Road, between Burragorang Road and Sheeys Creek Road.
  • Firefighters are working to protect property and establish containment lines in the area.

Advice

  • If you are in the areas of Jaunter Road and Tuglow, monitor conditions. Know what to do if fire threatens.
  • If you are in the areas of Colong Stock Route, Bindook highlands, monitor the conditions and be aware of embers travelling ahead of the fire front. Know what you will do if the fire threatens.
  • If you are in the areas of Nattai Village, Oakdale, Belimbla Park, Werombi, Orangeville, Theresa Park, Brownlow Park, monitor the changing conditions and know what you will do if the fire threatens.
  • If you are in surrounding areas including Silverdale, Warragamba, The Oaks, Lakesland, Thirlmere, Buxton, Balmoral, Bargo and Hill Top, monitor the conditions. Know what you will do if the fire threatens.
  • Follow the advice of firefighters in the area.

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).

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.

The next update on this fire will be issued by 09/12/2019 11:00 or if the situation changes.