Source: NSW Rural Fire Service

Emergency Warning - 695, Putty (Singleton LGA) 2018-02-14 17:14
Posted: 2018-02-14 17:14

A bush fire is burning in the Wollomi National Park and Putty State Forest area. The fire has burnt more than 1700 hectares and is out of control.

Current Situation

The bush fire is burning in an Easterly direction towards Bakers Road and Putty Valley Road, Putty under strong westerly winds.

Embers are creating spot fires well ahead of the main fire, including in the area of Bakers Road and Putty Valley Road.

Smoke and possible embers may also be experienced in the Howes Valley area.

The fire is burning in Severe fire danger conditions.

Under these conditions, fires can be difficult to control. Embers may be blown ahead of the fire, creating spot fires. These spot fires may threaten your home earlier than the predicted main fire front.

Advice

People in the vicinity of Bakers Rd and Putty Valley Road should take shelter as the fire approaches. It is too late to leave.

Emergency telephone messages are being sent to residents in the area.

Put your Bush Fire Survival Plan into action. If you do not have a Bush Fire Survival Plan, know what you will do if the fire threatens your property.

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 http://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.
If you live in the area but are away from home, it may not be safe to return to your property.
For information on road closures, check http://livetraffic.rta.nsw.gov.au. Roads may be closed without warning.



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