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Severe wind to hit Currowan fire ground as bushfire emergency continues on the South Coast

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Severe wind gusts possibly in excess of 90km/h could hit the Currowan fire ground this afternoon. 

An emergency warning remains is in place for the Currowan Fire, burning north of Batemans Bay. Meanwhile the BOM has issued a severe weather warning for the fire ground, which is impacting the southern Shoalhaven and northern Eurobodalla. Wind gusts possibly in excess of 90km/h are forecast. Keep checking www.rfs.nsw.gov.au for the latest information. 

 The Princes Highway is now closed between Turmeil and the Kings Highway turnoff.  There is a significant amount of smoke in the area. Firefighters are working in the area to protect properties where possible.

Advice

  • Areas west of the Princes Highway between Termeil and East Lynne seek shelter as the fire impacts. It is too late to leave.
  • Areas between Kioloa and North Durras, including Depot Beach, Pebbly Beach, Pretty Beach and Bawly Point. It is too late to leave. Take shelter as the fire approaches. Protect yourself from the heat of the fire. Termeil area Leave now towards Ulladulla if safe to do so.
  • South Durras area leave now towards Batemans Bay if safe to do so.
  • Termeil area leave to Ulladulla now if it is safe to do so.

Evacuation centres are at Ulladulla Civic Centre - 81B Princes Highway, Ulladulla  and Hanging Rock Sports Club Function Centre - Hanging Rock Place, Batemans Bay. Pets can be taken to these centres. Large animals to Moruya or Milton showgrounds. 

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).

Continue to stay up to date with the bush fire situation by checking 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.

National Parks and Wildlife Service has closed campgrounds in Murramarang National Park. For information on road closures, check www.livetraffic.com. Roads may be closed without warning.