Emergency Warning – Sand Hills fire (Palerang) 08/01/13 17:49
A bush fire is burning in the area 13 kilometres east of Bungendore near the Kings Highway.
The fire is burning in the area of the Kings Highway near Timber Hills Road.
People are advised not to travel along the Kings Highway as it is closed between Braidwood and Bungendore. People on the northern side of the fire are advised they can still leave the area by travelling north up the Braidwood to Goulburn Road towards Tarago.
The fire has spotted over near Mulloon Road and properties may come under threat in this area.
Firefighters are working to protect properties. They are experiencing difficult conditions, with winds gusting at more than 100 kilometres an hour.
If you live in this area and you plan to leave, relocate in a westerly direction along the Kings Highway towards Bungendore.
If your life is at risk, call Triple Zero (000) immediately.
Continue to stay up to date with the bush fire situation by checking the RFS website www.rfs.nsw.gov.au, listening to your local radio station or by calling theNSW RFS Bush Fire Information Line on 1800 679 737.
For information on road closures, check www.livetraffic.com Roads may be closed without warning.
[Courtesy NSW RFS]