Source: NSW Rural Fire Service

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

Posted:17/11/2019 12:38

A bush fire is burning in the Wollemi National Park area. The fire is more than 119.220 hectares in size and is out of control.

Current Situation

The fire is burning in the Wollemi and Yengo National Parks, and Parr State Recreation Area.
Fire activity has increased on the western edge of the fire on the escarpment above Glen Davis, but has moderated 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 continue along Webbs Creek. There will be an increase in smoke and fire activity as these operations continue.
Advice

If you are in the areas of Glen Davis, Glen Alice or Putty Valley implement your bush fire survival plan and continue to monitor conditions. Know what to do if the fire impacts.
If you live in the areas of Colo Heights, Higher MacDonald, Webbs Creek and Yengo Drive (Putty) implement your bush fire survival plan and continue to monitor conditions. Know what you will do if the fire impacts.
The Putty Road remains closed from Colo Heights to Milbrodale due to ongoing operations in the area.
Bicentenary Road is closed between Lower Portland and Webb's Creek whilst dangerous tree assessments are undertaken.
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.
People with respiratory conditions who are affected by bush fire smoke should implement their health management plan and seek medical advice if necessary. Take precautions, such as staying indoors and closing windows.
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.

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