Source: NSW Rural Fire Service
EMERGENCY WARNING - Clyde Mountain (Eurobodalla LGA)
A bush fire is burning to the south of the Kings Highway in the Clyde Mountain area. The fire is more than 26,000 hectares in size and is out of control.
This large fire is burning on the southern side of the Kings Highway, in the Buckenbowra and Runnyford areas.
Fire activity is increasing. Spot fires are burning ahead of the main fire front.
This fire is burning in steep terrain, not easily accessible to firefighters.
Deteriorating conditions are forecast today and tomorrow with expected high temperatures and strong winds.
This fire has grown from the Currowan fire on the southern flank.
Multiple fires are currently burning between Cooma, Bega and Batemans Bay and a number of these pose a serious threat to life.
Strong westerly winds are expected to increase very early tomorrow morning.
We urge you to seriously consider if you should be in this area tomorrow. People in bush fire prone area between Batemans Bay and Bega should move towards a larger town away from bushland areas, such as Narooma, Moruya, Bega and Batemans Bay, before 8am.
Buckenbowra, Runnyford and Nelligen
Fire activity is increasing in the area moving in an easterly direction towards the Buckenbowra River.
It is now too late to leave.
Seek shelter as the fire approaches. Seek shelter in a solid structure to protect yourself from the heat of the fire.
Coastal areas east of the Princes Highway from Batemans Bay to Broulee
Embers may start spot fires ahead of the main fire front.
Roads in this area may be affected, including the Princes Highway, and this may restrict access.
Activate your bush fire survival plan.
Know what you will do if the fire threatens.
Mogo, Bimbimbie and Mogendoura
Continue to monitor conditions.
If your plan is to leave, leave early in the morning before fire threatens.
Follow your bush fire survival plan, and know what you will do if the fire threatens.
The Kings Highway remains closed.
Check www.livetraffic.com for road information.
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 (000).
For a list of evacuation centres visit Disaster Assistance.
People are encouraged to register online at Register Find Reunite before attending evacuation centres.
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.
All National Parks in the area are closed today. Before visiting national parks, check for closures at NSW Parks and Wildlife Service.
People with respiratory conditions who are affected by bush fire smoke should activate their health management plan and seek medical advice if necessary. Take precautions, such as staying indoors and closing windows.
For information on road closures, check Live Traffic NSW. Roads may be closed without warning.
Monitor weather conditions and weather warnings at Bureau of Meteorology.
The next update on this fire will be issued by 31/12/2019 04:43 or if the situation changes.
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