Creewah fire emergency warning

A bushfire is burning out of control in the Glen Allen area and has been escalated to Emergency warning level just after 2pm, January 26.

The fire has burnt more than 1400ha in the area of the New Line Road and Creewah Road intersection in Glen Allen.

Fire activity has increased in the vicinity of Creewah Road and the Bombala River on the western side of the fire ground.

The fire is spreading in a northerly direction.

Firefighters are working with aircraft to slow the spread of fire.

Advice

If you are in the area of Creewah Road, New Line Road, Narrowness Road and Glen Allen area, seek shelter in a solid structure as the fire front approaches.

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 (000).

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.

Other Information

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.

People with respiratory conditions who are affected by bush fire smoke should activate their health management plan and seek medical advice if necessary. Take precautions, such as staying indoors and closing windows.

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

Monitor weather conditions and weather warnings at Bureau of Meteorology.

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