NSW Bushfire Watch & Act: Gospers Mountain


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Source: NSW Rural Fire Service

Watch and Act
Watch and Act - Gospers Mountain (Lithgow and Hawkesbury LGA)

Posted:16/12/2019 13:09

A bush fire is burning in the Wollemi National Park area. The fire is more than 378,000 hectares in size and is being controlled.

This large fire continues to burn on multiple fronts.

Current Situation and Advice

Mt Lagoon, Bilpin, Mt Irvine, Mt Wilson, Berambing and Mt Tomah areas along the Bells Line of Road

The fire continues to burn on both sides of the Bells Line of Road, and is now burning in the Grose Valley.
Yesterday fire activity increased with the fire jumping Mt Wilson Road and impacting the Berambing and Mt Tomah area.
Monitor conditions and know what you will do if fire threatens.
Take advice from firefighters working in the area.
Be ready to take action in case conditions change.
Follow your bush fire survival plan.
Bell, Newnes Junction and Clarence areas

The fire continues to burn approximately 6km north of these areas.
Backburning operations continue ahead of the main fire front, between the area of Bell and Newnes Junction.
Continue to monitor conditions.
Be ready to take action in case conditions change.
Follow your bush fire survival plan.
Angus Place, Lidsdale and Wolgan areas

The fire has crossed Wolgan Road and is burning in the Ben Bullen State Forest.
Continue to monitor conditions, and know what you will do if the fire threatens.
Be ready to take action in case conditions change.
Follow your bush fire survival plan.
Glen Davis, Glen Alice and Bogee areas

Fire continues to burn in a westerly direction within the Wollomi National Park.
Continue to monitor conditions, and know what you will do if the fire threatens.
Be ready to take action in case conditions change.
Follow your bush fire survival plan.
Putty area

There is active fire on the north western side of the village.
Continue to monitor conditions, and know what you will do if the fire threatens.
Be ready to take action in case conditions change.
Follow your bush fire survival plan.
Colo, Upper Colo and Colo Heights areas

The fire has passed through these areas.
Be aware of the dangers of trees and branches falling.
Continue to monitor conditions.
Be ready to take action in case conditions change.
Follow your bush fire survival plan. Leaving early is your safest option.
Kurrajong, Kurrajong Heights and Bowen Mountain area

The fire is moving east towards Kurrajong.
The fire is approximately 20km west of the Kurrajong area.
Continue to monitor conditions.
Ensure that your property is well prepared.
Be ready to take action in case conditions change.
Follow your bush fire survival plan.
Lower Macdonald, Upper Macdonald and Perrys Crossing area

Fire has passed through this area.
Be aware of the dangers of trees and branches falling.
Monitor conditions and be ready to take action.
Follow your bush fire survival plan.
If your plan is to leave or you are not prepared, leave early.
Mogo Creek, Fernances, Bucketty areas

Backburning operations continue in this area.
Crews continue to patrol and monitor the area.
Continue to monitor conditions.
Be ready to take action in case conditions change.
Follow your bush fire survival plan. Leaving early is your safest option.
Road Closures

Bells Line of Road is closed at the Mount Tootie Road intersection.
Putty Road is closed between south of Long Weeney Creek Trail and Milbrodale Road.
Comleroy Road is closed at Warrigal Road, Kurrajong.
Drift / State Mine Gully Road is closed.
Old Bells Line of Road / Clarence Road is closed.
Blackfellows Hands Trail is closed.
Check www.livetraffic.com for road information.
Safer Location

Richmond Club - East Market Street, Richmond.
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.
Ben Bullen State Forest is closed. Before visiting national parks, check for closures at www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/alerts.
The next update on this fire will be issued by 16/12/2019 15:00 or if the situation changes.

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