Source: NSW Rural Fire Service

Watch and Act
Watch and Act - Thunderbolts Way, Bretti (Mid Coast)

Posted:13/11/2019 12:02

A bush fire is burning in the Thunderbolts Way between Nowendoc and Taree. The fires is more than 18,400 hectares in size and is out of control.

Current Situation

A fire is burning in the area of Thunderbolts Way and Nowendoc Road at Nowendoc.
Fire activity has decreased and firefighters are working to control the fire.
Advice

If you are in the Thunderbolts Way, Nowendoc River and Mount George areas, monitor conditions.
Know what you will do if the fire approaches.
Nowendoc Road is closed in both directions between Nowendoc and Knorrit Flat.
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 open 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 www.livetraffic.com and https://midnorthcoast.myroadinfo.com.au/overview.asp. Roads may be closed without warning.
The next update on this fire will be issued by 13/11/2019 14:00 or if the situation changes.

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