NSW Bushfire Watch & Act: Currowan Fire


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Source: NSW Rural Fire Service

Watch and Act
Watch and Act - Currowan Fire (Shoalhaven LGA)

Posted:28/12/2019 13:07

A fire is burning between Batemans Bay and Nowra and east of Braidwood. The fire is more than 214,000 hectares and is out of control.

Current Situation

There has been a significant increase of activity, south of the Kings Hwy to the west of Nelligen.
This large fire is burning between Nowra in the north, Braidwood in the west, and Batemans Bay in the south.
Reports indicate significant fire impact around Nerriga and Sassafras. Building Impact Assessment teams have been deployed to investigate.
Crews will focus on reinforcing containment strategies and being prepared to respond to any areas of increased risk.
Deteriorating weather is forecast across the weekend and into early next week.
The fire merged with the Tianjara fire in the Morton National Park to the south west of Nowra.
The Charleys Forest Fire has grown along its western flank.
There is still a significant area of uncontained fire to the south of the Kings Highway, west of Nelligen. There is fire on both sides of Cabbage Tree Creek.
Advice

People in the area of Nelligen Creek Road, Allards Road and Old Bolaro Road should enact their Bush Fire Survival Plan.
Budjong Vale, Bamarang, Burrier, Tapitalee, Cambewarra, Browns Mountain, Leebold Hill and Kangaroo Valley

The fire may cross the Shoalhaven River and impact on areas to the north of the river.
Monitor the changing conditions.
Follow your bush fire survival plan, and know what you will do if the fire threatens.
Tallong, Wingello, Penrose, Bundanoon, Exeter, Werai, Manchester Square, Avoca, Fitzroy Falls and Barrengarry - Monitor conditions and vicinity of fire. - Prepare your properties now. - Have a Bush Fire Survival Plan.

Wandandian and Jerrawangala

Fire activity has eased.
Monitor conditions. Watch out for embers and spot fires.
Know what you will do if the fire threatens.
Sussex Inlet, Swan Haven, Cudmirrah and Berrara

There is no immediate threat to Sussex Inlet.
Monitor conditions, there is still active fire in the area.
Know what you will do if threatened by fire.
Yatte Yattah, Lake Conjola, Cunjurong, Manyana, Bendalong and Fishermans Paradise

Monitor conditions. There is still active fire in the area.
Know what you will do if threatened by fire.
Dolphin Point, Burrill Lake, Bungalow Park and Kings Point

Monitor the changing conditions.
Follow your bush fire survival plan.
Know what you will do if the fire threatens.
Woodburn Road, Wheelbarrow Road and areas to the west

Monitor conditions. There is still active fire in the area.
Know what you will do if threatened by fire.
Follow your bush fire survival plan. Leaving early is your safest option.
North Batemans Bay, Long Beach, Surfside, Maloneys Beach, South Durras and Nelligen

Continue to monitor conditions.
Be ready to take action in case conditions change.
Follow your bush fire survival plan, and know what you will do if the fire threatens.
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.
Kioloa, Bawley Point, Pretty Beach, Pebbly Beach, Depot Beach and Durras North area and Termeil and Flat Rock

Primary access roads around Termeil are now open. Secondary roads may remain closed until they can be made safe.
Monitor conditions, as there may be active fire in the area.
Be aware of the dangers of trees and branches falling.
Road Closures

Wandean Road and Braidwood Road.
Kings Highway west of Nelligen, between Reid Street and Narranghi Road.
Araluen Road, between Araluen and Moruya.
The Princes Highway is currently open, however, intermittent closures are possible. Please observe speed restrictions and be mindful of the movement of emergency service vehicles.
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).
Evacuation Centres

For a list of evacuation centres visit Disaster Assistance.
People are encouraged to register online at Register Find Reunite before attending evacuation centres.
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.
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.

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