17 January 2017

Wamboin fire contained, Tarago blaze out of control

| Charlotte
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NSW RFS map as at 2pm on January 17.

UPDATE AT 1.45PM: The NSW Rural Fire Service advises that firefighters on the ground supported by waterbombing aircraft have gained the upper hand and the fire near Wamboin is now contained.

“No properties are under threat,” it reports. “This will be the final update for this fire unless conditions change.”

Meanwhile, a bush and grass fire is burning in the Taylors Creek Road Tarago area. The fire is currently 100 hectares in size and is out of control.

The blaze is burning in the vicinity of Taylors Creek Road. It has crossed the Bungendore Rd and is moving in an easterly direction towards the rail line, Mount Fairy Road and Goulburn Rd.

Firefighters are on the scene protecting a number of isolated rural properties in the area. The Very Large Air Tanker has also been tasked to assist firefighters on the ground with this fire.

An emergency warning has been issued for homes in the vicinity of Mount Fairy Road.

Bungendore Road, Mount Fairy Rd and Goulburn Rd have been closed to traffic.


A grass fire near Wamboin is burning out of control, the NSW Rural Fire Service advises.

The service issued a warning about the grassfire near Norton Road and Wirreanda Road, Wamboin, at 12.31pm today, saying the blaze was moving east towards Ryans Road.

The fire was approximately 7km west of Bungendore and out of control.

Firefighters on scene supported by waterbombing aircraft are gaining the upper hand and continue working to protect property and bring the fire under control.

An emergency alert text message had been sent to homes in the area.

The NSW Rural Fire Service suggests residents seek shelter as the fire approaches.

“Check and follow your Bush Fire Survival Plan,” it advises.

“If you do not have a plan, decide what you will do if the situation changes. Leaving early is your safest option.”

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.

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