Source: NSW Rural Fire Service

Watch and Act - Currowan Fire (Shoalhaven LGA)

Posted:06/12/2019 18:34

A fire is burning between Batemans Bay and Ulladulla. The fire is more than 74,000 hectares and is not yet under control.

Current Situation

The fire has spread quickly towards Bawley Point and Lake Tabourie.
The fire is now burning north of Lake Tabourie, and west of the Princes Highway.
The fire continues to be active in the areas of Kioloa, Pretty Beach, Pebbly Beach, Depot Beach and Durras North.

Fire also progressed through Budawang National Park and is currently visible from areas around Mongarlowe and Braidwood.

There will be an increase in smoke in surrounding areas as backburns are conducted today.
A number of buildings have been destroyed in the area. Building Impact Assessment teams will inspect the area when it is safe to do so.

The Princes Highway is closed between Burrill Lake and the Kings Highway turnoff.
The Kings Highway is closed between Nelligen and Forest River Road Monga, to allow crews to undertake backburning operations.
Advice

Lake Tabourie area, including areas west to Woodburn Road.

Monitor conditions. Fire continues to burn in the area which may flare up today due to hot and windy conditions.

Know what you will do if threatened by fire.
Follow your bush fire survival plan. Leaving early is your safest option.
Kioloa, Bawley Point, Pretty Beach, Pebbly Beach, Depot Beach and Durras North area and Termeil and Flat Rock area.

Monitor conditions, as there may be active fire in the area.
Be aware of the dangers of trees and branches falling.
South Durras area.

Leave now towards Batemans Bay if safe to do so.
North Batemans Bay, Long Beach, Surfside, Maloneys Beach and Nelligen areas.

Continue to monitor conditions.
Be ready to take action in case conditions change.
Follow your bush fire survival plan.
Dolphin Point, Bungalow Park and Mongarlowe

Monitor the conditions.
Know what you will do if the fire threatens.

If you are in an area that has already been affected by fire, there may be small areas of active fire burning for some time. Be aware of the dangers of trees and branches falling.

Evacuation Centres

Ulladulla Civic Centre - 81B Princes Highway, Ulladulla.
Mackay Park Function Centre - Corner of Beach Road and Princes Highway, Batemans Bay.
Braidwood National Theatre Community Centre - 100 Wallace Street, Braidwood.
For a list of evacuation centres visit Disaster Assistance.
People are encouraged to register online at Register Find Reunite before attending evacuation centres.
For a list of school closures visit Department of Education.
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 (000).
Other Information

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.
National Parks and Wildlife Service has closed campgrounds in Murramarang National Park, as well as a number of national parks. Check for closures at NSW Parks and Wildlife Service.
For information on road closures, check Live Traffic NSW. Roads may be closed without warning.
Monitor weather conditions and weather warnings at Bureau of Meteorology.
The next update on this fire will be issued by 06/12/2019 20:30 or if the situation changes.

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