Source: NSW Rural Fire Service

Watch and Act
Watch and Act - Big Jack Mountain (Bega Valley LGA)

Posted:02/02/2020 12:18

A bush fire is burning in the area around Rocky Hall and Mount Darragh. The fire is currently more than 16,400 hectares in size and is out of control.

Current Situation

The Big Jack Mountain fire is burning north of Rocky Hall.
Firefighters are working to slow the spread of the fire and protect properties in the area.
Fire activity is easing across the fireground.
Although conditions are easing, it is still not safe for residents to return to this area.
There are a number of other fires burning in the area.
The Postmans Trail fire is burning to the north of this fire.
The Creewah Road, Glen Allen fire is burning to the north west of this fire.
Advice

Mount Darragh, Wyndham, Honeysuckle, Burragate, New Buildings and Rocky Hall

If you are in these areas, you should put your bush fire survival plan into action.
Know what you will do if fire threatens.
Also monitor major fire updates for Postmans Trail fire and Border Fire.
Myrtle Mountain Road and surrounds

If you are in these areas, you should put your bush fire survival plan into action.
Be alert for embers being blown ahead of the main fire.
These embers can create spot fires and threaten properties before the main fire front arrives.
Other Information

If your life is at risk, call Triple Zero (000) immediately.
Continue to stay up to date with the bush fire situation by checking http://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au, listening to your local radio station or by calling the NSW RFS Bush Fire Information Line on 1800 679 737.
For information on evacuation centres and disaster welfare, check Emergency NSW
For information on road closures, check http://livetraffic.rta.nsw.gov.au. Roads may be closed without warning.
The next update on this fire will be issued by 02/02/2020 14:15 or if the situation changes.

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