NSW Bushfire Emergency Warning: Masonite Road Fire, Campvale, Tomago, Williamtown & Raymond Terrace areas


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Source: NSW Rural Fire Service

Emergency Warning - Masonite Road (Port Stephens LGA) 2018-01-14 14:57
Posted: 2018-01-14 14:57

A bush fire is burning in the Tomago, Williamtown and Raymond Terrace area. The fire has burnt 1509ha of bush land and is being controlled.

Current Situation

Under southerly winds, the fire has spotted over north of Newcastle airport, just south of Richardson Road near Grahamstown Road and is heading north.

Residents in the vicinity of Richardson Road, Grahamstown Road, Harvest Road, Pastures Drive, Medowie Road and Wade Close, Campvale, are advised to seek shelter as the fire approaches.

Crews will continue to mop up and black out in the area of Barry Close, Cabbage Tree Rd and Massonite Rd and areas close to the Newcastle Airport along Williamtown Drive, Technology Place, Kindler Way, Cresswell Way, Slades Road, Sandeman Street and Moxey Close. Residents should continue to monitor the situation and take advice from firefighters on the ground.

Firefighters are continuing to strengthen containment lines through the day in an effort to contain the fire. Crews are undertaking backburning operations, which will generate an increase of smoke in the area.

Richardson Rd is closed between Benjamin Lee Drive and Medowie Road.

Advice

Monitor conditions in your area.

Residents in the vicinity of Richardson Road, Grahamstown Road, Harvest Road, Pastures Drive, Medowie Road and Wade Close, Campvale, are advised to seek shelter as the fire approaches.

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.

Residents in the vicinity of Benjamin Lee Drive, Raymond Terrace, are advised to continue to monitor the situation and take advice from firefighters on the ground.

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.
If you live in the area but are away from home, it may not be safe to return to your property.
For information on road closures, check http://livetraffic.rta.nsw.gov.au. Roads may be closed without warning.



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