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Major Fire Updates

Advice - Border Fire (Bega Valley LGA) 2020-01-25 07:45

Posted: 2020-01-25 07:45

A bush fire is burning north from the Victorian Border. The fire is currently more than 164,000 hectares and is being controlled.

Current Situation

  • There is still active fire burning behind identified containment lines.
  • The fire has impacted the areas of Wonboyn, Kiah, Narrabarba, Lower Towamba, Nethercote, Pericoe and surrounds.
  • The fire also spread to areas around Towamba on its western edge near Burragate and New Buildings.
  • There are many areas that are now safe for people to visit.

Advice

Wonboyn, Kiah, Narrabarba and surrounds

  • The fire has moved through this area.
  • Monitor conditions.
  • Be alert for falling trees and branches, especially following storm events.
  • A number of roads are fire affected, blocked or closed.

Nethercote and surrounds

  • There may still be areas of active fire, do not become complacent.
  • Monitor conditions. Know what you will do if the fire threatens.
  • A number of roads are blocked and closed.
  • Be aware of the danger of falling trees and branches, especially following storm events.

Burragate, Towamba, New Buildings and surrounds

  • There may still be areas of active fire, do not become complacent.
  • Monitor conditions. Know what you will do if the fire threatens.
  • A number of roads are blocked and closed.
  • Be aware of the danger of falling trees and branches, especially following storm events.

Eden

  • Monitor conditions. Know what you will do if the fire threatens.
  • Be alert for falling trees and branches.
  • Local roads may be affected by fire, blocked or closed.

Wyndham, Rocky Hall and surrounds

  • Monitor conditions. Know what you will do if the fire threatens.

Mila, Rockton, Nungatta, Warrawilla and surrounds

  • Monitor conditions. Know what you will do if the fire threatens.
  • Be prepared to take action should conditions change.

Rosemeath, Cathcart, Bondi Gulf, Paddy’s Flat, Mount Darragh, Bombala and surrounds

  • Monitor conditions. Know what you will do if the fire threatens.
  • Be prepared to take action should conditions change.

The areas of Merimbula, Pambula and surrounds are not under threat.

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).
  • If you are in an area that has already been affected by fire, there may be small areas of active fire burning for some time. Be aware of the dangers of trees and branches falling.

Other Information

  • The Poole Road fire has merged with this fire.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.