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A bush fire is burning in the area of Caves Beach Rd, Jervis Bay

 

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Major Fire Updates

Watch and Act - Booderee Fire

A bush fire is burning in the area of Caves Beach Rd, Jervis Bay. The fire is not yet controlled.

Current Situation

Firefighters, supported by aircraft including a Large Air Tanker, are working to control the fire burning to the east of Caves Beach Road, to the south west of Jervis Bay Airport.

Crews are undertaking back burning operations, which may cause more smoke to visible in the area.

The fire is burning in a south easterly direction under north west winds. There is no current threat to property, however Booderee National Park has been closed and people are advised to stay away from the area.

Those in the area, particularly near Wreck Bay Village and Jervis Bay Village should monitor conditions, follow their bush fire survival plan, and follow the advice of firefighters in the area.

A southerly change is forecast for later in the evening.

Advice

Check and follow your Bush Fire Survival Plan and monitor conditions in the area.

Follow advice from firefighters in the area.

If your plan is to leave, or you are not prepared, leave early.

Well prepared and actively defended homes can offer safety during the fire.

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.
  • If you live in the area but are away from home, it may not be safe to return to your property.
  • For information on road closures, check http://livetraffic.rta.nsw.gov.au. Roads may be closed without warning.

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