Bushfire in Namadgi National Park – ADVICE

ACT Rural Fire Service is working to extinguish a bush and grass fire burning at East of Potters Hill in Namadgi National Park. NSW Rural Fire Service have been notified and are staging crews in the Bredbo area.

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

There are units on scene.

The fire is approximately 10 hectares in size and is out of control.

The fire is heading in a South-East direction.

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

Fires burning in SEVERE conditions will be uncontrollable and move quickly- flames may be higher than roof tops.

There is a chance people may die and be injured.

Some homes and businesses will be destroyed.

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

Expect embers to be blown around.

Spot fires may occur up to 4 km ahead of the fire

Your home will only offer safety if it and you are well prepared and you can actively defend it during a fire.

Leaving is the safest option for your survival. 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 Access Canberra 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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