The Morton fire has been upgraded to 'emergency' level as of 1 am January 11.
A bush fire is burning in the Southern Highlands area near Bundanoon. Conditions are increasing on the fireground. Residents in Penrose and Riverview Rd at Bundanoon should seek shelter as fire approaches. It is too late to leave. Protect yourself from the heat of the fire.
- A fire is burning in the area of Bundanoon, north of the Shoalhaven River and south of Wingello, Penrose and Exeter, in the Meryla area.
- Fire activity is increasing in the areas of Penrose and Riverview Rd at Bundanoon
- A southerly change is due early morning, which will likely see an increase in fire behaviour.
- The fire has spread into the Southern Highlands from the Currowan fire.
- Local roads and the Hume Highway may be closed at short notice. Drive to the conditions.
Penrose and Riverview Road at Bundanoon
- Fire activity is increasing.
- Residents should seek shelter as fire arrives.
- Protect yourself from the heat of the fire.
Wingello, Meryla, Exeter, Avoca, Fitzroy Falls and surrounding areas
- Monitor the changing conditions.
- Know what you will do if the fire threatens.
- Be alert for embers and spot fires in the area.
- Be alert for falling trees and branches.
- Local roads may be blocked or closed.
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.
- 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.