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EMERGENCY WARNING FOR CLYDE MOUNTAIN FIRE 12.20pm 23rd Jan

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A bush fire is burning in the Clyde Mountain area south of the Kings Highway, through to the Deua River Valley. The fire is more than 84,000 hectares in size and is being controlled.

Current Situation

  • The fire has been burning on the southern side of the Kings Highway, in the Deua River Valley.
  • Fire activity is increasing in the Merricumbene area.
  • This fire has grown from the Currowan fire on the southern flank.
  • Despite recent rainfall, a return to hot, dry and windy conditions today is likely to result in an increase in fire activity.

Advice

Merricumbene and Deua Valley areas

  • Fire activity is increasing in the area south of Araluen Road.
  • There is a threat to property in this area.
  • If you are in this area, you are at risk.
  • Seek shelter as the fire front approaches. Protect yourself from the heat of the fire.

Areas north of the Moruya River including Mogendoura and Pollwombra to George Bass Drive

  • Fire has passed through this area. There are still pockets of unburnt areas.
  • Monitor conditions. Know what you will do if the fire threatens.

Woola and Nobbies Island

  • There is active fire in small sections of the Deua National Park.
  • Monitor conditions. Know what you will do if the fire threatens.
  • Be alert for falling trees and branches.

Wamban and Kiora areas - Monitor conditions. Know what you will do if the fire threatens. - Be alert for falling trees and branches.

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.
  • Before visiting national parks, check for closures at NSW Parks and Wildlife Service.
  • People with respiratory conditions who are affected by bush fire smoke should activate their health management plan and seek medical advice if necessary. Take precautions, such as staying indoors and closing windows.
  • For information on road closures, check Live Traffic NSW. Roads may be closed without warning.
  • Monitor weather conditions and weather warnings at Bureau of Meteorology.

The next update on this fire will be issued by 23/01/2020 13:00 or if the situation changes.