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Currowan Fire update 12 noon Dec 2nd

SOURCE https://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/fire-information/fires-near-me An emergency warning is in place for the Currowan Fire, burning north of Batemans Bay. The fire has burnt more than 11,500 hectares and is not yet under control.

Current Situation

Fire activity increased over the evening due to strong westerly winds. The fire is spreading quickly in an easterly direction and has spotted across the Princes Highway in to the Murramarang National Park in the vicinity of T-Ridge Road.Fire activity is increasing this morning.The Princes Highway is closed between Turmeil and the Kings Highway turnoff. This has cut access to coastal communities. Check www.livetraffic.com for updates.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.

Evacuation Centres

Ulladulla Civic Centre - 81B Princes Highway, Ulladulla Hanging Rock Sports Club Function Centre - Hanging Rock Place, Batemans Bay

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

If your life is at risk, call Triple Zero (000) immediately.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, as well as a number of national parks. Check for closures at www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/alerts.For information on road closures, check www.livetraffic.com. Roads may be closed without warning.

The next update on this fire will be issued by 02/12/2019 12:30 or if the situation changes. Beagle readers: PLEASE load the Fires Near Me App or check in to https://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/fire-information/fires-near-me

⚠️ Roads may be closed at short notice, check the LiveTraffic website for road conditions: https://bit.ly/2OZwxWD

☎️ If your life is at risk, call Triple Zero (000) immediately

📻 Listen to your local ABC Radio station on 97.3 FM or stream online https://ab.co/33wvOkQ for the latest updates

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Photo: ABC South East NSW

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