Update – Potters Hill bushfire – ADVICE

ACT and NSW fire crews supported by dozers and aircraft have the fire controlled within containment lines with work to continue through the night.

Weather conditions on the fire ground today have allowed crews to make good progress with tomorrow’s forecast predicting better fire weather.

The fire remains under 200 hectares in size.

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

Fires burning in VERY HIGH conditions can be difficult to control – flames may burn into the tree tops.

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

Embers may be blown ahead of the fire.

Spot fires may occur up to 2km ahead of the 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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