GOOD GOOD & CALABASH BUSHFIRES AT WATCH AND ACT 3.45pm 3rd Feb

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  • The Good Good fire is now at Watch and Act
  • A new bushfire in the Michelago area, the Calabash bushfire is also at Watch and Act - scroll down for information about this fire
  • To stay up to date with emergency bushfire information go to www.rfs.nsw.gov.au
  • For road information go to www.livetraffic.com

The Good Good bush fire burning in the area of Jerangle and Peak View. The fire is currently 41,200 hectares and is out of control.

Current Situation

  • Today we are seeing dry and windy conditions, with Very High fire danger forecast for the area.
  • These conditions are increasing fire activity particularly in the Parkers and Peak View Road, Peak View areas.
  • Firefighters continue to work in these challenging conditions to slow the spread of fire and strengthen containment lines.
  • The Clear Range Fire is burning to the west of this fire.

Advice

  • If you are in the Parkers and Peak View Road, Peakview area, monitor conditions.
  • If you are in the area of Tuross, to the east of Tuross Road, monitor conditions.
  • If you are in the area north west of Peak View and in the Kybeyan and Numeralla areas , continue to monitor conditions.
  • Know what you will do if 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).
  • 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.

A number of fires are burning near Michelago and Bredbo. These have started as a result of the Orroral Valley fire in the ACT. These fires are more than 11,400 hectares in size and are out of control.

Current Situation

  • A number of spot fires have started as a result of the Orroral Valley bush fire in the ACT.
  • These fires continue to spread in a south-easterly direction.
  • Today we are seeing windy conditions, with Very High fire danger forecast for the area.
  • These conditions are increasing fire activity and will make it challenging for firefighters to slow the spread of fire.
  • For more information on the Orroral Valley fire please follow the link to the ESA Website.

Advice

Calabash area

  • A number of spot fires are burning to the east of Colinton and west of the Strike a Light Nature Reserve.
  • Monitor the conditions.
  • Know what you will do if conditions change.
  • Although there is an ease in conditions, it is still not safe to return to these areas.

Colinton and Michelago

  • Monitor the conditions.
  • Know what you will do if conditions change.
  • Although there is an ease in conditions, it is still not safe to return to these areas.

Bredbo and surrounds

  • A number of spot fires are burning to the north east of Bredbo and north of Jerangle Road.
  • Be alert for embers and spot fires.
  • Embers may be blown ahead of the main fire, creating spot fires and threatening property before the fire front arrives.
  • Monitor the conditions.
  • Know what you will do if the fire threatens.

Surrounding areas including Tinderry, Anembo, Jernagle, Chakola

  • Be alert for embers being blown ahead of the main fire front.
  • Follow your bush fire survival plan. If you don't have a plan, know what you will do if the fire threatens.

Other Information

  • For residents in the ACT please follow the link to the ESA Website for more information on the Orroral Valley fire.
  • If your life is at risk, call Triple Zero (000) immediately.
  • Continue to stay up to date 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 disaster assistance and evacuation centres, check Emergency NSW
  • For information on school closures, check NSW Education.