Source: NSW Rural Fire Service

EMERGENCY WARNING - Gospers Mountain (Lithgow and Hawkesbury LGA)

Posted:20/12/2019 15:18

A bush fire is burning in the Wollemi National Park area. The fire is more than 449,000 hectares in size and is out of control.

This large fire continues to burn on multiple fronts.
The fire has burnt south of the Grose River towards the Blue Mountains. This area of the fire is now called the Grose Valley fire.
Fire activity has eased this morning.
Conditions are forecast to worsen again on Saturday.
Current Situation and Advice

Oaky Park, Morts Estate, Corney Town, Vale of Clwydd

Monitor the changing conditions.
Stay alert for embers in the area.
Embers can be blown well ahead of the fire, starting spot fires that can threaten homes before the main fire front.
Cullen Bullen

Continue to monitor conditions.
Take advice from firefighters working in the area.
Be ready to take action in case conditions change.
Follow your bush fire survival plan.
Wallerawang, Lidsdale and Blackmans Flat areas

Fire activity is increasing in the Wallerawang area, on the southern side of the fire.
Continue to monitor conditions.
Be ready to take action in case conditions change. Know what you will do if fire threatens.
Angus Place and Wolgan areas

The fire has crossed Wolgan Road and is burning in the Ben Bullen State Forest.
The fire has crossed Wolgen Valley and is spreading towards Cullen Bullen.
If you are in the Wolgan Valley area, 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.
Newnes Junction

Continue to monitor conditions.
Take advice from firefighters working in the area.
Be ready to take action in case conditions change.
Follow your bush fire survival plan.
Bell, Clarence and Dargan

Continue to monitor conditions.
Take advice from firefighters working in the area.
Be ready to take action in case conditions change.
Follow your bush fire survival plan.
Bilpin, Mt Wilson, Mt Irvine and Itchenstoke

Continue to monitor conditions.
Take advice from firefighters working in the area.
Be ready to take action in case conditions change.
Follow your bush fire survival plan.
Mt Lagoon, 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.
Fire activity is moderating and there is no immediate threat to property.
On Sunday, fire activity increased with the fire jumping Mt Wilson Road and impacting the Berambing and Mt Tomah area.
Continue to monitor conditions.
Take advice from firefighters working in the area.
Be ready to take action in case conditions change.
Follow your bush fire survival plan.
Putty area

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 8km 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 Skyline Road intersection.
Skyline Road is still closed until further notice.
Bells Line of Road is closed between Mountain Lagoon Road and Darling Causeway.
Darling Causeway is closed between Bells Line of Road and Station Street.
Chifley Road is closed between Bells Line of Road and Hartley Vale Road.
Wollombi Road is closed.
Due to operational activity there will be no access to Valley Ridges Road and Ghost Hill Road. These two roads will be reassessed today.
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.

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