NSW Bushfire Emergency Warning: Forest Road, Comberton


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Source: NSW Rural Fire Service

Emergency Warning - Forest Road, Comberton (Shoalhaven LGA)

Posted:23/12/2019 15:32

A bush fire is burning in the Forest Road, Comberton area. The fire is more than 1100 hectares in size and is out of control.

Current Situation

Fire activity is increasing on the western side of the fireground towards Western Road.
The fire continues to burn around Forest Road.
Firefighters are working to protect property on Western Road and slow the spread of the fire towards properties in the area of the Princes Highway, between Forest Road and BTU Road.
Due to fire impact the Princes Highway is closed between Forest Road and Jervis Bay Road.
Advice

If you are in the areas of Btu Road and Parma Road, seek shelter as the fire approaches. Protect yourself from the heat of the fire.
If you are in the areas west of the Princes Highway, monitor conditions. Know what you will do if threatened by fire. If you plan to leave or are unprepared, leave early.
If you are in the Worrigee area, watch out for embers and spot fires. Know what you will do if the fire threatens.
If you are in the areas of East Nowra, Pyree, Culburra, Greenwell Point and Comerong, monitor the changing conditions.
Follow your bush fire survival plan.
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).
If you are in an area that has already been affected by fire, there may be small areas of active fire burning for some time. Be aware of the dangers of trees and branches falling.
Other Information

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.
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.

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