Update – ADVICE – Bushfire in Namadgi National Park

The ACT Rural Fire Service is working to extinguish a bushfire burning on the Northern slopes of Mount Namadgi.

The Bushfire Alert and Warning Level for this fire has been set at ADVICE.

The ACT Rural Fire Service has one Remote Area Firefighting Team (RAFT) on scene and two aircraft carrying out water bombing operations.

The fire is approximately 20 hectares in size and is being controlled.

The fire is burning at a slow rate.

The Fire Danger Rating where this fire is burning is HIGH.

Fires burning in HIGH conditions can be controlled.

Loss of life is highly unlikely and damage to property will be limited.

Well prepared and actively defended houses can offer safety during a fire.

Embers may be blown ahead of the fire.

Spot fires can occur close to the main fire.

For your survival leaving is the best option. You should relocate to the location identified in your Bushfire Survival Plan.

The ESA advises you to monitor the situation for any changes through local ACT media outlets, the ESA website www.esa.act.gov.au, ESA Twitter account @ACT_ESA, ESA Facebook account @ACT Emergency Services Agency, the national version of the Fires Near Me mobile device App or by calling Canberra Connect on 13 22 81.

This advice should be read in conjunction with current weather conditions. Current weather observations can be found on the Bureau of Meteorology website http://www.bom.gov.au/weather/act/observations/canberra.shtml

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