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More property loss this evening as South Coast fire grows to over 39,000 hectares

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The fire is tonight highly visible from many areas on the South Coast, including Lake Tabourie. Image courtesy Milton RFS.

There are reports of more property loss tonight on the South Coast as the Currowan fire remains at emergency level. Strong wind gusts are still being experienced on the fire ground. 

There is at least one property believed to have been lost in the East Lynne area, where the large fire, which has a number of fronts, has impacted.  

Here is the latest information from the Rural Fire Service,  current as of 12.05am, 4th December. 

A fire is burning between Batemans Bay and Ulladulla. The fire is more than 39,100 hectares and is not under control.

Current Situation

  • The fire is spreading quickly towards the coast in the areas of Kioloa, Pretty Beach, Pebbly Beach, Depot Beach and Durras North.
  • The fire has reached the coast in some areas. Firefighters are working to protect homes.
  • The fire is also moving in an easterly direction towards Termeil and Bawley Point.
  • The fire is also impacting on areas around East Lynne.
  • The fire has spotted in Meroo National Park, to the east of the Princes Highway, South of Termeil Creek and North of Bawley Point Road.
  • The fire is highly visible from areas including Lake Tabourie.
  • The Princes Highway is closed between Burrill Lake and the Kings Highway turnoff. Check Live Traffic NSW for updates.

Advice

Kioloa, Bawley Point, Pretty Beach, Pebbly Beach, Depot Beach and Durras North area.

  • Seek shelter as the fire approaches. Protect yourself from the heat of the fire. It is too late to leave.

Termeil and Flat Rock area.

  • Seek shelter as the fire approaches. Protect yourself from the heat of the fire. It is too late to leave.

South Durras area.

  • Leave now towards Batemans Bay if safe to do so.

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.

Evacuation Centres

  • Ulladulla Civic Centre - 81B Princes Highway, Ulladulla.
  • Mackay Park Function Centre - Corner of Beach Road and Princes Highway, Batemans Bay.
  • For a list of evacuation centres visit Emergency NSW.
  • People are encouraged to register online at Register Find Reunite before attending evacuation centres.

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

  • 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.
  • National Parks and Wildlife Service has closed campgrounds in Murramarang National Park, as well as a number of national parks. Check for closures at NSW Parks and Wildlife Service.
  • For information on road closures, check Live Traffic NSW. Roads may be closed without warning.