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Emergency warning with Gospers Mountain blaze 'travelling quickly'

AN emergency warning has again been issued for the Gospers Mountain fire with people in the Wolgan Valley area told it's too late to leave.

The massive 378,000 hectare fire is travelling quickly and in a northerly direction, the NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) warning says. It was issued at 3pm on Monday.

"The fire has crossed Wolgan Road and is burning in the Ben Bullen State Forest," the RFS said.

"If you are in the Wolgan Valley area, it is too late to leave. Seek shelter as the fire approaches. Protect yourself from the heat of the fire."

The RFS said this large fire continues to burn on multiple fronts.

Advice

Mt Lagoon, Bilpin, Mt Irvine, Mt Wilson, Berambing and Mt Tomah areas along the Bells Line of Road

  • The fire continues to burn on both sides of the Bells Line of Road, and is now burning in the Grose Valley.
  • Yesterday fire activity increased with the fire jumping Mt Wilson Road and impacting the Berambing and Mount Tomah area.
  • Monitor conditions and know what you will do if fire threatens.
  • Take advice from firefighters working in the area.
  • Be ready to take action in case conditions change.
  • Follow your bush fire survival plan.

Angus Place, Lidsdale and Wolgan areas

  • The fire has crossed Wolgan Road and is burning in the Ben Bullen State Forest.
  • The fire is moving quickly in a northerly direction.
  • If you are in the Wolgan Valley area, it is too late to leave. Seek shelter as the fire approaches. Protect yourself from the heat of the fire.
  • Continue to monitor conditions, and know what you will do if the fire threatens.
  • Be ready to take action in case conditions change.
  • Follow your bush fire survival plan.

Bell, Newnes Junction and Clarence areas

  • The fire continues to burn approximately 6km north of these areas.
  • Backburning operations continue ahead of the main fire front, between the area of Bell and Newnes Junction.
  • Continue to monitor conditions.
  • Be ready to take action in case conditions change.
  • Follow your bush fire survival plan.

Glen Davis, Glen Alice and Bogee areas

  • Fire continues to burn in a westerly direction within the Wollomi National Park.
  • Continue to monitor conditions, and know what you will do if the fire threatens.
  • Be ready to take action in case conditions change.
  • Follow your bush fire survival plan.

Putty area

  • There is active fire on the north western side of the village.
  • Continue to monitor conditions, and know what you will do if the fire threatens.
  • Be ready to take action in case conditions change.
  • Follow your bush fire survival plan.

Colo, Upper Colo and Colo Heights areas

  • The fire has passed through these areas.
  • Be aware of the dangers of trees and branches falling.
  • Continue to monitor conditions.
  • Be ready to take action in case conditions change.
  • Follow your bush fire survival plan. Leaving early is your safest option.

Kurrajong, Kurrajong Heights and Bowen Mountain area

  • The fire is moving east towards Kurrajong.
  • The fire is approximately 20km west of the Kurrajong area.
  • Continue to monitor conditions.
  • Ensure that your property is well prepared.
  • Be ready to take action in case conditions change.
  • Follow your bush fire survival plan.

Lower Macdonald, Upper Macdonald and Perrys Crossing area

  • Fire has passed through this area.
  • Be aware of the dangers of trees and branches falling.
  • Monitor conditions and be ready to take action.
  • Follow your bush fire survival plan.
  • If your plan is to leave or you are not prepared, leave early.

Mogo Creek, Fernances, Bucketty areas

  • Backburning operations continue in this area.
  • Crews continue to patrol and monitor the area.
  • Continue to monitor conditions.
  • Be ready to take action in case conditions change.
  • Follow your bush fire survival plan. Leaving early is your safest option.

Road closures

  • Bells Line of Road is closed at the Mount Tootie Road intersection.
  • Putty Road is closed between south of Long Weeney Creek Trail and Milbrodale Road.
  • Comleroy Road is closed at Warrigal Road, Kurrajong.
  • Drift / State Mine Gully Road is closed.
  • Old Bells Line of Road / Clarence Road is closed.
  • Blackfellows Hands Trail is closed.
  • Check www.livetraffic.com for road information.

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-0
  • 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.

The Gospers Mountain bushfire has been burning since October 26.

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If your life is in danger or you see an unattended fire call triple-0.