Source: NSW Rural Fire Service

Current Situation

A bush fire is travelling in a north easterly direction, towards the Georges river near Alfords Point and Menai.

There has been an increase of fire activity across the fire ground.

Voyager Point, Pleasure Point, Sandy Point and Illawong, Menai and Bangor, to the east of Alfords Point Road, is expected to be impacted by ember attack. Residents should shelter in place, it is too late to leave.

Residents in Alfords Point and Barden Ridge, to the West of Alfords Point Road, should shelter in place as the fire approaches.

Protect yourself from the heat of the fire; it is now too late to leave.

Embers may create spot fires well ahead of the fire front.

Residents should monitor conditions and take advice from firefighters in the area. Emergency alert messages are being sent to people in the area.

Fire fighters are in these areas and are ready to undertake property protection if it is required.

Heathcote Road is now closed between Macarthur Drive and New Illawarra Road.
Advice

Put your Bush Fire Survival Plan into action.

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

Well prepared and actively defended homes can offer safety during the fire.

Two Evacuation Centres have been set up at Moorebank Sports Club, 230 Heathcote Road, Hammondville and Gymea Tradies Club, 57 Manchester Road, Gymea.
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.
If you live in the area but are away from home, it may not be safe to return to your property.
For information on road closures, check http://livetraffic.rta.nsw.gov.au. Roads may be closed without warning.

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