Source: NSW Rural Fire Service

Watch and Act
Watch and Act - Border Fire (Bega Valley LGA)

Posted:02/02/2020 12:21

A bush fire is burning north from the Victorian Border. The fire is currently more than 177,000 hectares and is out of control.

Current Situation

The Border fire is burning over a large area north of the Victorian border, from the coast to Paddys Flat.
Although conditions are easing, it is still not safe for residents to return to this area.
A light southerly change is expected over coming hours reducing temperatures and bringing with it winds of up to 20 km/h
The Big Jack Mountain fire is burning to the north of this fire.
Advice

New Buildings, Burragate, Towamba, Pericoe and surrounds

Check and follow your Bush Fire Survival Plan and prepare for a bush fire in your area. If you do not have a plan know what you will do if the fire threatens.
If your plan is to leave, leaving early is your safest option.
Also monitor major fire updates for Big Jack Mountain fire.
Nethercote, Eden, Mila, Rockton, Nungatta, Warrawilla, Rosemeath, Cathcart, Bondi Gulf, Paddy's Flat, Bombala and surrounds

Monitor conditions. Know what you will do if the fire threatens.
Be prepared to take action should conditions change.
Wonboyn, Kiah, Narrabarba and surrounds

The fire has moved through this area.
Monitor conditions.
Be alert for falling trees and branches.
A number of roads are fire affected, blocked or closed.
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

The Poole Road fire has merged with this fire.
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 evacuation centres and disaster welfare, check Emergency NSW
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 02/02/2020 14:30 or if the situation changes.

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