Source: NSW Rural Fire Service

EMERGENCY WARNING - Creewah Road, Glen Allen (Snowy Monaro LGA)

Posted:01/02/2020 12:07

An emergency warning is in place for the bush fire burning north of Cathcart in the area of Creewah. The fire has burnt more than 6,000 hectares and is not under control.

Current Situation

The fire is spreading quickly towards the area of Tantawangalo Mountain Road.
There is an immediate threat to homes in the area.
Firefighters, supported by aircraft are working to slow the spread of fire and protect properties in the area.
Severe fire danger is forecast across south eastern NSW today. The Fire Spread Prediction Map for Saturday 1 February 2020 shows the areas where these fires may spread or experience embers if fires flare based on forecast conditions.
The Postmans Trail fire is burning to the east of this fire.
The Big Jack Mountain fire is burning to the south east of this fire.
Advice

If you are in the area of Tantawangalo Mountain Road, you are at risk. Seek shelter as the fire approaches. Protect yourself from the heat of the fire by sheltering in a solid structure.
If you are in the areas of Creewah Road, New Line Road, Narrowness Road and Glen Allen area monitor conditions.
Follow your bush fire survival plan. If you don't have a plan, 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.
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.
The next update on this fire will be issued by 01/02/2020 12:30 or if the situation changes.

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