Fire activity has intensified around the Newnes and Glen Alice areas, with a watch and act alert released for the fire at 5pm.
The NSW Rural Fire Service reports more activity on the western side of the fire, to the north west of Newnes.
Wolgan Valley Road has been closed, except to residents.
Smoke from the fire continues to linger over the Lithgow Valley on Thursday evening. People with respiratory conditions are urged to be prepared and seek medical aid if necessary.
High temperatures and tinder dry conditions are creating a very challenging environment for our fire-fighters, who have been manning the front around the community of Glen Alice all week.
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 www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/nsp
- Avoid bushland areas.
- A southerly change is forecast early on Wednesday morning. This may push the fire in a northerly direction.
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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
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