Bretti fire elevated to emergency warning

Bretti fire elevated to emergency warning

As the winds begin to pick up across the region, so has the fire danger with the Bretti fire being elevated to emergency warning.

According to the NSW RFS Fires Near Me site, the status updated at 11.38am this morning (Tuesday, November 12).

The current situation indicates a fire is burning in the area of Nowendoc Road at Nowendoc and is spreading quickly.

RFS advise that if you are in the path of the fire, you are at risk.

If you are in the Nowendoc and Mount George area, you at risk.

It is too late to leave.

Seek shelter as the fire approaches. Protect yourself from the heat of the fire.

What you need to do

If you are threatened by fire, you may not get assistance.

If you are in these areas and your plan is to leave, or your property is not prepared, leave towards a safer location.

Safer locations include built up areas, well away from bushland.

If you are unable to leave, identify a safer location which may be nearby. This may include a cleared area well away from bushland, or an identified Neighbourhood Safer Place

Avoid bushland areas.

A southerly change is forecast early on Wednesday morning. This may push the fire in a northerly direction.

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 Zero.

Other Information

Conditions on Tuesday, November 12 will see areas across the state with severe, extreme and catastrophic fire danger. These are very dangerous conditions. Visit the NSW RFS website for more details.

Stay up to date on bush fires in your area by checking the NSW RFS website, listening to your local radio station, or by calling the NSW RFS Bush Fire Information Line on 1800 679 737.

For information on road closures, check Roads may be closed without warning.