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Emergency warning for Currowan fire north of Batemans Bay

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An emergency warning is in place for the Currowan Fire, burning north of Batemans Bay. The fire has burnt more than 7000 hectares and is not under control. Go to rfs.nsw.gov.au for the latest information. 

  • If you are in the area to the west of the Princes Highway between Turmeil and East Lynne, seek shelter as the fire impacts. It is too late to leave.
  • If you are in areas of Lake Tabourie, Termeil, Bawley Point, Kioloa, Pebbly Beach, Pretty Beach and East Lynne, there is the potential to be affected by this fire in coming days. Make your preparations now and know what you will do if the fire impacts. Watch out for smoke and embers.
  • Check and follow your bush fire survival plan. If you do not have a plan, decide what you will do if the situation changes. Leaving early is your safest option.
  • National Parks and Wildlife Service has closed campgrounds in Murramarang National Park.
  • Unnecessary travel through forested areas west of the Princes Highway between Batemans Bay and Termeil should be avoided. Roads may be closed at short notice.

Current Situation

  • Fire activity has increased this afternoon due to strong westerly winds.
  • The fire has crossed the Clyde River.
  • There is a significant amount of smoke in the area.
  • Firefighters are working in the area to protect properties where possible.

Repeating Advice

  • If you are in the area to the west of the Princes Highway between Turmeil and East Lynne, seek shelter as the fire impacts. It is too late to leave.
  • If you are in areas of Lake Tabourie, Termeil, Bawley Point, Kioloa, Pebbly Beach, Pretty Beach and East Lynne, there is the potential to be affected by this fire in coming days. Make your preparations now and know what you will do if the fire impacts. Watch out for smoke and embers.
  • Check and follow your bush fire survival plan. If you do not have a plan, decide what you will do if the situation changes. Leaving early is your safest option.
  • National Parks and Wildlife Service has closed campgrounds in Murramarang National Park.
  • Unnecessary travel through forested areas west of the Princes Highway between Batemans Bay and Termeil should be avoided. Roads may be closed at short notice.

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.
  • For information on road closures, check http://livetraffic.rta.nsw.gov.au. Roads may be closed without warning.

The next update on this fire will be issued by 01/12/2019 15:45 or if the situation changes.