Source: NSW Rural Fire Service

A bush fire is burning in the Long Gully Rd, Drake area. The fire is currently 18.61 hectares in size and is out of control.

Current Situation

The fire is burning in remote terrain south-west of the Drake village, within the Girard State Forest.

Strong west to north westerly winds will push the fire towards Long Gully Road. A predicted wind shift later this afternoon may push the fire towards the Drake township.

Strong winds may see embers blown ahead of the main fire front and start new fires.

Advice

Residents along Long Gully Road should continue to monitor the situation and follow your bush fire survival plan. If your plan is to leave, do so early and well before conditions deteriorate.

Monitor conditions in your area.

Check and follow your Bush Fire Survival Plan. If you do not have a plan, decide what you will do if the situation changes. Leaving early is your safest option.

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.

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