Source: NSW Rural Fire Service

EMERGENCY WARNING - Currowan Fire (Shoalhaven LGA)

Posted:03/12/2019 14:00

A fire is burning between Batemans Bay and Ulladulla. The fire has burnt more than 24,000 hectares and is not yet under control.

Current Situation

The fire is burning in an east and north-easterly direction, towards the area of Termeil, Bawley Point and Pebbly Beach.
The southern edge of the fire has been burning towards East Lynne and Benandarah. The fire has crossed the Princes Highway and is burning to the north of, and adjacent to, Mt Agony Road.
Crews are working in and around Depot Beach and North Durras.
Crews have been actively defending properties in the Bundle Hill area. Firefighters are in the area of Kioloa to provide property protection if required.
The fire crossed the Princes Highway in a number of locations north of East Lynne and south of Termeil.
The Princes Highway is closed between Burrell Lakes and the Kings Highway turnoff. Check Live Traffic NSW for updates.
Today strong westerly winds are forecast and this will continue to push the fire predominately in an easterly direction.
Advice

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.
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.
Areas between Bawley Point and North Durras, including Kioloa, Depot Beach, Pebbly Beach and Pretty Beach.

Monitor conditions. Take advice from firefighters in the area and follow your bush fire survival plan.
South Durras area.

Leave now towards Batemans Bay if safe to do so.
Durras Lake, Durras, Maloneys Beach and Long Beach area.

Monitor conditions. Know what you will do if the fire approaches as access to and from the Pacific Highway may be affected.
Evacuation Centres

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

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