A bush fire is burning in the Currowan State Forest. The fire has burnt more than 6,900 hectares and is being controlled on Sunday, December 1. The Rural Fire Service has issued the following update:
Fire continues to burn in the remote area of the Currowan State Forest, Shallow Crossing State Forest, Bimberamala National Park to the west of the Clyde River.
Fire behaviour is expected to increase throughout the day along with strengthening north west winds.
On Saturday night, the fire broke containment at Clyde Ridge Road. Crews managed to contain the outbreak, but it is possible that properties in this area may be impacted by fire within the next few days.
Residents in Mongarlowe, Northangera, Currowan and surrounding areas will continue to experience an increase in smoke haze due to southerly winds.
Deteriorating conditions today may see an increase in fire activity.
If you are in the area of Brooman, particularly along The River Road from Clyde Ridge Road (northern end) to The Sheep Track (southern end), leaving early is always your safest option. If you are planning to leave, leave now.
If you plan to stay, be aware that conditions could change without warning. Only stay if you are properly prepared to actively defend your property.
If you are in the area of Currowan (Clyde), and Mogood, monitor conditions and take advice from firefighters in the area.
If you are in the area of the Currowan State Forest, Shallow Crossing State Forest and Bimberamala National Park, watch out for smoke and embers.
If you are to the east of the Clyde River, remain vigilant and monitor conditions.
Check and follow 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.
National Parks and Wildlife Service has closed campgrounds in Murramarang National Park as a precautionary measure.
Unnecessary travel through forested areas west of the Princes Highway between Batemans Bay and Termeil should be avoided. Roads may be closed at short notice.
- 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 road closures, check http://livetraffic.rta.nsw.gov.au. Roads may be closed without warning.