Source: NSW Rural Fire Service

EMERGENCY WARNING - Dunns Road (Snowy Valleys LGA)

Posted:30/12/2019 14:47

A fire is burning in the Westbrook Road, Ellerslie/Tarcutta area. The fire is currently over 4,000 hectares in size and is being controlled.

Current Situation
The fire is burning south of the Snowy Mountains Highway in the Ellerslie Range west of Ellerslie and Yaven Creek Roads.
The fire is travelling in a south easterly direction.
Fire activity is increasing on the eastern side of the fire. Fire is spotting in the Yaven Creek Road area.
Firefighters, supported by heavy plant machinery, are working to slow the progress of the fire and strengthen containment lines.
Deteriorating conditions are forecast over the coming days with expected high temperatures and strong winds.
Advice

If you are in the area of Yaven Creek Road and Ellerslie Road, it is too late to leave. Shelter as the fire approaches. Protect yourself from the heat of the fire.
If you are in the area of Bangadang, Mt Adrah, Oberne and Toonga, monitor conditions. Know what you will do if threatened by fire.
If you are in the area of greater Adelong, follow your bush fire survival plan.
If your plan is to leave, or you are not prepared, leave early.
Well prepared and actively defended homes can offer safety during the fire.
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 30/12/2019 15:15 or if the situation changes.

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