Source: NSW Rural Fire Service

Emergency Warning - Crestwood Drive Fire, Lake Cathie area (Port Macquarie LGA)

Posted:29/10/2019 14:45

A bush fire is burning in the vicinity of Lake Innes, Port Macquarie. The fire is more than 1500 hectares in size and is out of control.

Current Situation

The fire is burning in the area of Lake Innes and Lake Cathie, south of Port Macquarie.

The fire has breached containment lines and is moving quickly in a southerly direction.

Strong north easterly winds are blowing smoke and embers well ahead of the main fire creating numerous spot fires. Spot fires have started to the west of Lake Cathie village, and in the area of Lake Innes Nature Reserve.

Firefighters and aircraft are working to slow the spread of the fire and protect properties in the area.

Advice

Numerous spot fires are starting ahead of the main fire front.

If you are in the area of Lake Cathie, Long Point or Bonny Hills, watch for burning embers. These embers may start spot fires ahead of the main fire front. If the fire threatens your location, seek shelter immediately to protect yourself from the heat of the fire.

If you are in the area of Kew, Kendall, Herons Creek and Bob's Creek, monitor conditions. Be aware of smoke and embers which may be blown from the fire.

Houston Mitchell Drive is closed between the Pacific Highway and Lake Cathie.

If you are not in the area, it may not be safe to return as roads can be closed at short notice.

Emergency Alert telephone warning messages are being sent to phones in the area.

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.
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 29/10/2019 15:15 or if the situation changes.

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