The RFS have released the following statement.
A bush fire is burning in the Wollemi National Park area. The fire is more than 231,000 hectares in size and is being controlled.
- The fire is burning over a large area in the Wollemi, Yengo and Dharug National Parks, and Parr State Recreation areas.
- This afternoon fire activity has increased in the area of Colo Heights.
- Properties are under threat in the Colo Heights area.
- Wisemans Ferry Road is closed from the Ferry, east to Mill Creek.
- If you are in the area of Colo Heights, seek shelter as the fire approaches. Protect yourself from the heat of the fire.
- If you are in the area of Glen Alice and Wolgan, monitor conditions and know what you will do if fire threatens.
- If you are in the area Boree and Joes Flat, monitor conditions and know what you will do if fire threatens.
- 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.
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).
- 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.
- 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 Live Traffic NSW. Roads may be closed without warning.
- Scenic World in the Blue Mountains may be closed due to fire activity. To check visit Scenic World.