BY IAN CROUCH

Firefighters have worked through the night to strengthen containment lines around the massive Salt Ash bushfire which has burnt out more than 2000 hectares.

The fire is currently listed at Advice level.

Crews have carried out backburning but remain on high alert ahead of another day of dry and windy conditions.

Despite the firestorm conditions over the weekend, a caravan is the only known property loss at this stage and there have been no reports of injuries.

Troy Gersbach from the Rural Fire Service says crews are bracing for another long day in the field, but the winds shouldn’t be as strong.

“We’re looking at south to southwesterly winds gusting up to 55 kilometres in some areas – that’s not as strong as we had forecast Wednesday last week, where we saw gusts up to 100 kilometres per hour in some areas. It’s still not ideal, especially when you have fire in the landscape, but being so dry as it is currently with no meaningful rainfall for some period of time and none on the forecast, we are still very much at a high alert,” he said.


Advice From The RFS


People in the areas of Salt Ash, Oyster Cove, Tilligerry, Tanilba
Bay, Mallabula and Lemon Tree Passage should continue to monitor the
situation closely and be prepared to enact your Bush Fire Survival Plan.

Follow the advice of firefighters on the ground.


Other Information

  • If your life is at risk, call Triple Zero (000) immediately.
  • Continue to stay up to date with the bush fire situation by checking

    http://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au

    , 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

    http://livetraffic.rta.nsw.gov.au

    . Roads may be closed without warning.



Firefighters Dealing With Firestorm Conditions On Saturday Night