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'Too late to leave' South Coast hamlets of North Durras, Pretty Beach, Pebbly Beach, Depot Beach and Kioloa under threat

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Firefighters are doing their best to stop fire impacting homes in coastal hamlets along the South Coast this afternoon and are battling strong westerly winds. 

The Rural Fire Service has told residents in the Kioloa, Pretty Beach, Pebbly Beach, Depot Beach and Durras North to seek shelter as the fire approaches and to protect themselves from the heat of the fire as it is too late to leave.  

South Durras  residents have been told they can leave now towards Batemans Bay if safe to do so.

People in the Termeil and Flat Rock area have been told to seek shelter as the fire approaches and to protect themselves from the heat of the fire. It is too late to leave.

For areas west of the Princes Highway between Termeil and East Lynne, monitor conditions. Take advice from firefighters in the area and follow your bush fire survival plan. 

  • The fire is spreading quickly towards the coast in the area of Kioloa, Pretty Beach, Pebbly Beach, Depot Beach and Durras North.
  • The fire has reached the coast in some areas. Firefighters and aircraft are working to protect homes.
  • The fire is also moving in an easterly direction towards Termeil.
  • The fire is also impacting on areas around East Lynne.
  • The Princes Highway is closed between Burrell Lakes and the Kings Highway turnoff. Check Live Traffic NSW for updates.

For more information about evacuation points, and road closures and to stay up to date with the emergency information go to www.rfs.nsw.gov.au