Source: NSW Rural Fire Service

Watch and Act - Tianjara fire (Shoalhaven LGA)

Posted:21/12/2019 12:57

A bush fire is burning on both sides of Braidwood Road at Tianjara. The fire is more than 5,000 hectares in size and is out of control.

Current Situation

Catastrophic Fire Danger is forecast for this fireground today, Saturday 21 December 2019. Conditions will be very dangerous due to high temperatures, strong and gusty winds and low humidity. This potential fire spread prediction map shows the communities that may come under threat from embers or fire fronts. Other areas surrounding the fire may still come under threat if conditions change such as forecasts, or fires breaking containment lines. Under catastrophic fire danger, your safest option is to leave bush fire prone areas early in the day.
Fire is burning on both the southern and northern side of Braidwood Road and west of Jannung Lane near Tianjara.
Fire activity has increased across the fireground.
The fire is burning in an easterly direction towards the Princes Highway.
A strong southerly change is expected to impact the fireground this afternoon.
Firefighters, supported by aircraft and heavy plant machinery, are working to slow the spread of the fire.
Wandean Road and Braidwood Road are closed.
Smoke is currently impacting Braidwood Road and Sassafras.
Advice

Jerrawangala and Wandandian

Monitor the changing conditions.
Follow your bush fire survival plan.
Sussex Inlet, Swan Haven, Cudmirrah and Berrara

Monitor conditions.
Strong winds are forecast for Saturday. This may increase fire activity and restrict access.
Activate your bush fire survival plan.
Know what you will do if the fire threatens.
Tianjara

Activate your bush fire survival plan.
If you do not have a plan, decide what you will do if the situation changes. Leaving early is your safest option.
**Sassafras - Monitor the conditions. Watch out for embers and spot fires. - 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).
Evacuation Centre

St Georges Basin Country Club - 11 Paradise Beach Road, Sanctuary Point
For a list of evacuation centres visit Disaster Assistance.
People are encouraged to register online at Register Find Reunite before attending evacuation centres.
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 21/12/2019 15:00 or if the situation changes.

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