Teralba fire brought under control


Firefighters have worked through the night to bring a bushfire that was threatening properties at Teralba under control.

"120 firefighters from the NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW FS) and Fire Rescue NSW (FRNSW) have worked extremely hard through the night conducting back burning operations to protect houses in Edgeworth and Barnsley," said FRNSW Chief Superintendant Bob Murray.

"Due to the good work of local and out of area fire fighters from both FRNSW and the NSW RFS no homes were destroyed and the fire has been contained," Superintendant Murray said.

While the fire is now contained, fire crews will remain on scene throughout the day, supported by a water bombing aircraft, to deal with any hotspots.

Chief Superintendant Murray said all residents in Lake Macquarie and Central Coast should take the current conditions seriously and prepare their Bush Fire Survival Plan and property now.

"If you have not already prepared for the bush fire season, then you must act now," said Chief Superintendant Murray.

"Everyone should be using this time to prepare their properties, such as clearing their gutters and removing fuel from around their homes.

"All households should have a bush fire survival plan, so residents know what to do in the event of a bush fire, particularly on days of increased fire danger.

"There is no room for complacency when it comes to bush fire safety," Chief Superintendant Murray said.

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