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RFS advises Brooman residents, including along The River Road from Clyde Ridge Road (northern end) to The Sheep Track (southern end), to leave now if planning to do so

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Posted at 2.15pm 1st December, 2019

Refreshed at 3.10pm with latest information

Go to www.rfs.nsw.gov.au for the very latest as the situation can change at any time.

Currowan bushfire

  • Fire activity has increased this afternoon due to strong westerly winds.
  • Crews have been backburning in an effort to contain the fire.
  • There is a significant amount of smoke in the area.
  • 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.

Advice

  • If you are in the area of Brooman, including along The River Road from Clyde Ridge Road (northern end) to The Sheep Track (southern end), leaving early is 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 to the east of the Clyde River, watch out for smoke and embers in the area. These may start spot fires ahead of the main firefront.
  • If you are in areas of Lake Tabourie, Termeil, Bawley Point, Kioloa, Pebbly Beach, Pretty Beach and East Lynne, there is the potential to be affected by this fire in coming days. Make your preparations now and know what you will do if the fire impacts. Watch out for smoke and embers.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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 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 01/12/2019 18:00 or if the situation changes.

North Black Range bushfire

The bush fire is burning through the Tallaganda National Park, west of Braidwood. The fire is over 20,000 hectares in size and is being controlled.

Current Situation

  • The North Black Range fire is currently burning west of Braidwood.
  • Fire activity is increasing, including in the area around Cooma Road.
  • The fire is burning towards the areas of Jembaicumbene, Bendoura and Majors Creek.
  • Firefighters, supported by aircraft, continue working to slow the spread of the fire and protect properties in the area as required.
  • The fire is also burning in the areas of the Butmaroo, Forbes Creek, Ralpine Valley, and Mount Palerang.
  • The Kings Highway is open. Check www.livetraffic.com for traffic information.

Advice

  • If you are in the area around Jembaicumbene, Bendoura and Majors Creek, and your plan is to leave or you are not prepared, leave now towards Araluen.
  • If you are in the areas of Bombay or Little Bombay, monitor conditions and ensure you know what you will do if the fire impacts.

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).

Other Information

  • For information on evacuation centres and disaster welfare assistance points visit Emergency NSW
  • People are encouraged to register online at Register Find Reunite before attending evacuation centres.
  • Large animals and companion animals can be taken to Bungendore and Braidwood Showgrounds.
  • A Neighbourhood Safer Place is at Ryrie Park, Corner of Wilson Street and Wallace Street, Braidwood. A Neighbourhood Safer Place is a place of last resort.
  • 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.
  • 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 01/12/2019 16:00 or if the situation changes.

Currowan bushfire

 A bush fire is burning in the Currowan State Forest. The fire has burnt more than 6,900 hectares and is being controlled.

Current Situation

  • Fire activity has increased this afternoon due to strong westerly winds.
  • Crews have been backburning in an effort to contain the fire.
  • There is a significant amount of smoke in the area.
  • 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.

Advice

  • 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 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.

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 road closures, check http://livetraffic.rta.nsw.gov.au. Roads may be closed without warning.