Source: NSW Rural Fire Service

Watch and Act - Little L Complex, Yengo National Park (Singleton LGA) 2019-12-02 11:34
Posted: 2019-12-02 11:34

There are multiple bush fires burning in the Yengo National Park area. The fire is more than 8,900 hectares in size and is out of control.

Current Situation

The fire is burning to the west of Paynes Crossing, Laguna and Wollombi.
The fire has spotted across Stockyard Creek trail.
Fire activity increased last night due to strong west to north westerly winds on the fireground.
The fire is moving in a easterly direction towards the Great North Road and Stockyard Creek.
There are a number of other fires burning in the Yengo National Park including the Werong Creek fire and Blue Gum fire.

Advice

If you are in the area of Yengo, Wollombi and Laguna, and your plan is to leave or you are not prepared, leave now towards Cessnock.
If you are in the area of Stockyard Creek or Paynes Crossing, monitor conditions. Know what you will do if the fire threatens. Leaving early is the safest option.
Well prepared homes that are actively defended can provide safety. Only stay if you are physically and mentally prepared to defend in these conditions.
If you are not prepared, leave early in the day.
An Evacuation Centre is open at the Cessnock Leagues Club, 1 Darwin Street Cessnock.

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

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.
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 13:30 or if the situation changes.


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