NSW Bushfire Watch & Act: Badja Forest Road, Countegany


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Source: NSW Rural Fire Service

Bush fires are burning in the Badja Forest Road, Countegany area and the Big Belimba Creek and Bumbo Creek, in the Dampier State Forest. These have merged with the Coondella fire in the Deua National Park. The fire is more than 243,000 hectares in size and is being controlled.

Current Situation

High temperatures and strong winds are being experienced.
There is an increase of fire activity in the areas of Tanja and Dignams Creek.
The Princes Highway is open. A number of local roads are closed due to fire, fallen trees and downed power lines.
This fire joined the Good Good fire in the west and the Werri Berri fire in the south west.

Tanja and Dignams Creek

If you are in the area of Tanja and Dignams Creek, monitor conditions. Conditions are changing.
Know what you will do if the fire impacts. Leaving early is your safest option.
For all communities surrounding the fireground

Rainfall has affected much of the fireground, however there are still some hot spots.
A return of hot, dry and windy conditions today is likely to result in an increase of fire activity in parts of the fireground.
Continue to monitor conditions.
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.

RFS Current Bushfires


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