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Lone Pine Fire – RFS Update

Information from NSW Rural Fire Service http://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au

ABC Newcastle is doing fire emergency updates every 30 minutes
Tune in to 1233 ABC Newcastle
Or online at radio.abc.net.au/stations/local_newcastle/live?play=true

Live Traffic updates – www.livetraffic.com – The Bucketts Way & Pacific Hwy are closed in both directions.

Current Situation

  • The fire has cut the Pacific Highway and is burning on the northern side of the township of Karuah.
  • The fire has spotted over the Karuah River and firefighters are in the area with the assistance of aircraft trying to extinguish these spots.
  • Residents of North Arm Cove and Carrington can expect to see smoke and embers as a result of this fire.
  • Residents of Karuah are advised to shelter in place as the fire front approaches.
  • Firefighters and aircraft are currently working in the area.
  • Residents of Nine Mile Creek Road and Nine Mile Creek are advised that firefighters are in the area and to take advice from those firefighters on the ground.
  • Residents of Limeburners Creek, Swan Bay, North Arm Cove and Carrington are advised to monitor the situation closely.
  • A change in wind direction is expected this afternoon between 3pm and 4pm. This change will push the fire towards Limeburners Creek.
  • Pacific Highway has been closed.

Advice

  • Shelter as the fire approaches.
  • Under the current conditions homes can offer safety, monitor conditions and take the advice of firefighters.
  • Enact your bush fire survival plan, if you do not have a plan know what it is you will do if the fire threatens.
  • Be alert to burning embers.

Image from the NSW RFS

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