Source: NSW Rural Fire Service

Emergency Warning - Gospers Mountain (Lithgow LGA)

Posted:12/11/2019 16:04

A bush fire is burning in the Wollemi National Park area. The fire is currently 32,385 hectares in size and is being controlled.

Current Situation

The fire is threatening the areas north of Kallool and south of Fleet Wing.

It is currently 4 kilometres from Putty.

Fire activity is increasing in the areas of Mellong, St Albans and Upper MacDonald.

A map of predicted fire paths as at 10am Tuesday 12 November is available here.

Advice

If you are in the areas north of Kallool and south of Fleet Wing, seek shelter as the fire approaches.

If you are in the area of Mellong, St Albans and Upper MacDonald, and your plan is to leave, leave now to a safer location.

A safer location may include a built up area, well away from bushland.

The Putty Road is closed from Colo River to Grey Gums.

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 www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/nsp
Avoid bushland areas.
A southerly change is forecast early on Wednesday morning. This may push the fire in a northerly direction.
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

Conditions on Tuesday 12 November will see areas across the state with severe, extreme and catastrophic fire danger. These are very dangerous conditions. Visit the NSW RFS website for more details.
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 12/11/2019 16:30 or if the situation changes.

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