Source: NSW Rural Fire Service

Emergency Warning
Emergency Warning - Hillville Road fire, Mid Coast

Posted:13/11/2019 16:28

A bush fire is burning in the Hillville Road, Hillville. The fire is more than 22,800 hectares in size and is out of control.

Current Situation

Winds are pushing the fire in a north westerly direction towards Burrell Creek and Bo Bo Creek.
Crews are being supported by waterbombing aircraft.
Advice

If you are in the areas of Burrell Creek and Bo Bo Creek, seek shelter as the fire approaches. Protect yourself from the heat of the fire by sheltering in a solid structure.
If you are in the areas of Hillville, Purfleet, Tinonee, Failford, Possum Brush and Old Bar, monitor conditions. Know what you will do if the fire threatens.
Old Bar Road is closed.
What you need to do

If you are threatened by fire, you may not get assistance.
If you are in these areas and your plan is to leave, or your property is not prepared, leave towards a safer location.
Safer locations include built up areas, well away from bushland.
If you are unable to leave, identify a safer location which may be nearby. This may include a cleared area well away from bushland, or an identified Neighbourhood Safer Place https://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/plan-and-prepare/neighbourhood-safer-places.
Avoid bushland areas.
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.
Other Information

For a list of evacuation centres visit https://www.emergency.nsw.gov.au/Pages/for-the-community/disaster-assistance/disaster-assistance.aspx.
People are encouraged to register online at Register Find Reunite https://register.redcross.org.au/ before attending evacuation centres.
For a list of school closures on Wednesday 13 November visit https://education.nsw.gov.au/public-schools/school-safety.
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 http://livetraffic.rta.nsw.gov.au. Roads may be closed without warning.
The next update on this fire will be issued by 13/11/2019 17:00 or if the situation changes.

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