Source: NSW Rural Fire Service
Watch and Act - Little L Complex, Yengo National Park (Singleton LGA)
A bush fire burning in the Yengo National Park area. The fire is more than 95,000 hectares in size and is being controlled.
A strong southerly change will reach the fireground in the coming hours.
Extreme Fire Danger is forecast for this fireground today. Conditions will be very dangerous due to high temperatures, strong and gusty winds and low humidity. This potential fire spread prediction map shows the communities that may come under threat from embers or fire fronts. Other areas surrounding the fire may still come under threat if conditions change such as forecasts, or fires breaking containment lines. Under Extreme fire danger, your safest option is to leave bush fire prone areas early in the day.
There is increased activity on the northern edge of the fire, burning within the Yengo National Park towards Milbrodale.
The Gospers Mountain fire is burning in the areas of Boree and Wallabadah.
The Crumps Road fire is burning to the east of the Great North Road in the Corrabare State Forest.
This fire has merged with the Paddock Run fire in the west, and the Owendale fire in the east.
If you are in the areas of Broke, Paynes Crossing, Wollombi and Laguna, monitor conditions. Be ready to take action if the situation changes.
If you are in the area of Boree and Wallabadah, monitor conditions. Know what you will do if the fire threatens.
If you are in surrounding areas including Bucketty and Congewai, monitor conditions. Know what you will do if the fire threatens.
If you are in the areas of Yallambie and Blaxlands Arm, monitor conditions. Know what you will do if the fire threatens.
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.
For a list of evacuation centres visit Disaster Assistance.
People are encouraged to register online at Register Find Reunite before attending evacuation centres.
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.
The next update on this fire will be issued by 21/12/2019 21:00 or if the situation changes.
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