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Green Wattle Creek Fire: RFS warn of active fire pockets

There are pockets of active fire between High Range and Mt Jellore / Wombeyan Caves Road and Langs Road according to the latest update by RFS Southern Highlands Team.

Please be advised that firefighting crews are operating in this area assisted by air support.

Report all unattended fires and suspicious behaviour to triple zero 000.

The Green Wattle Creek fire is currently burning at an 'Advice' level as of 1 pm January 3.

Current Situation

  • Fire activity has eased across the fireground.
  • Firefighters continue working to strengthen containment lines across the fireground.
  • Fire activity may increase in local areas dependant on terrain and local weather conditions.

Advice

Wombeyan Caves, Tallygang Mountain, Goodmans Ford

  • Fire activity has eased, however the fire is still active in this area.
  • Monitor conditions and know what you will do if the fire threatens.

Rock Lilly, Barralier, areas north west of Mittagong, and north of Wombeyan Caves Road

  • There was intense fire activity in the area yesterday.
  • Monitor the changing conditions. Know what you will do if the fire threatens.
  • Stay alert for embers and spot fires.
  • Follow the advice from firefighters in the area.
  • The fire has crossed the Wombeyan Caves to the west of the Wollondilly River junction, in the Tallygang Mountain Road area.
  • The fire continues to burn north of Wombeyan Caves Road, east of the Wollondilly River junction.

Alpine, Aylmerton, Willow Vale, Braemar, Balaclava, Mittagong, Berrima, Woodlands and Mt Gibraltar areas

  • Monitor the changing conditions. Know what you will do if the fire threatens.
  • Stay alert for embers and spot fires.
  • Follow the advice from firefighters in the area.

Yanderra, Hill Top, Buxton, Yerrinbool and Colo Vale

  • Monitor the changing conditions. Know what you will do if the fire threatens.
  • Stay alert for embers and spot fires.
  • Follow the advice from firefighters in the area.

Balmoral Village, Nattai, Pheasants Nest, Couridjah, Thirlmere, Tahmoor, Bargo, Oakdale, Lakesland, Silverdale, Warragamba, The Oaks, Belimbla Park, Werombi, Orangeville, Theresa Park and Brownlow Hill

  • Monitor the changing conditions. Know what you will do if the fire threatens.
  • Stay alert for embers and spot fires.
  • Follow the advice from firefighters in the area.

Burnt Flat, Paling Flat, Long Flat, Bullio, Colong Stock Route, Bindook Highlands, Wanganderry, High Range and Bullio

  • Monitor the changing conditions. Know what you will do if the fire threatens.
  • Follow the advice from firefighters in the area.

Jenolan, Jaunter Road, Tuglow and Kanangra areas

  • Fire is burning within containment lines.
  • Monitor the changing conditions.

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).
  • If you are in an area that has already been affected by fire, there may be small areas of active fire burning for some time. Be aware of the dangers of trees and branches falling.

Evacuation Centre

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.
  • People with respiratory conditions who are affected by bush fire smoke should activate their health management plan and seek medical advice if necessary. Take precautions, such as staying indoors and closing windows.
  • For information on road closures, check Live Traffic NSW. Roads may be closed without warning.
  • Monitor weather conditions and weather warnings at Bureau of Meteorology.

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