Source: NSW Rural Fire Service

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

Posted:16/11/2019 11:58

A bush fire is burning in the Wollemi National Park area. The fire is spreading quickly. The fire is more than 105,900 hectares in size and is out of control.

Current Situation

Fire activity has eased in the Colo Heights, Putty and St Albans areas.

The fire is continuing to spread and crews are working to establish containment lines where possible.

Backburning operations were conducted overnight along the MacDonald River. You will continue to see an increase in smoke and fire as the fire continues to burn.
Advice

If you are in the area of Higher MacDonald, Upper MacDonald and Webbs Creek and surrounding areas, monitor conditions. Know what you will do if the fire approaches.
If you are in the area of Colo Heights and surrounding areas and you are not prepared, leave now towards Wilberforce. Leave before it is too late.
If you are in the area of Yengo Drive and surrounding areas, leave towards Milbrodale.
If you are in the areas of Glen Davis, Putty Valley, Upper Colo, Webbs Creek, monitor conditions.
If you are in the areas of The Hills, Blue Mountains, Hawkesbury and Gosford, smoke may be visible.
The Putty Road is closed from Colo River to Milbrodale. Check Live Traffic NSW for updates.
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 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 16/11/2019 14:00 or if the situation changes.

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