Source: NSW Rural Fire Service

Watch and Act
Watch and Act - Gospers Mountain (Lithgow LGA)

Posted:13/11/2019 12:34

A bush fire is burning in the Wollemi National Park area. The fire is approximately 57,000 hectares in size and is out of control.

Current Situation

The fire is burning in the area of Mellong and moving in a northerly direction towards Putty.
Fire activity has reduced after a southerly wind change moved over the fireground.
While properties remain under threat crews continue working to protect properties in the area.
The fire moved quickly on Tuesday and spotted into the areas of St Albans and Upper MacDonald.
Advice

If you are in the area of Mellong, St Albans, Putty and Upper MacDonald, monitor conditions.
Know what you will do if the fire approaches.
The Putty Road is closed from Colo River to Milbrodale.
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.
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 14:30 or if the situation changes.

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