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UPDATE 4.45pm CREEWAH GLEN ALLEN BUSHFIRE EMERGENCY AFFECTING SNOWY MONARO AND BEGA VALLEY SHIRES - FIRE CONTINUING TO TRAVEL IN A NORTHERLY DIRECTION

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The easterly extension of the Creewah Glen Allen fire is in the Bega Valley Shire and is called the Postmans Trail bushfire, and is also out of control. 

  • PLEASE KEEP CHECKING WWW.RFS.NSW.GOV.AU FOR THE VERY LATEST BUSHFIRE EMERGENCY ADVICE AND WARNINGS 

A bush fire is burning in the Glen Allen area. The fire and has burnt more than 1400 ha is currently out of control. 

Current Situation as of 4.30pm 26 Jan

  • A fire is burning in the area of the New Line Road and Creewah Road intersection, in Glen Allen.
  • Fire activity has increased in the vicinity of Creewah Road and the Bombala River on the western side of the fire ground.
  • The fire has crossed New Line Road and continues to spread in a northerly direction.
  • Firefighters are working with aircraft to slow the spread of fire.

Advice

  • If you are in the area of Creewah Road, New Line Road, Narrowness Road and Glen Allen area, seek shelter in a solid structure as the fire front approaches.

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).
  • If you are in an area that has already been affected by fire, there may be small areas of active fire burning for some time. Be aware of the dangers of trees and branches falling.

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.
  • 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.