Shoalhaven News

Currowan blaze downgraded but danger still extreme

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The alert level for the massive fire burning at Currowan has been downgraded to watch and act however the  the blaze is still out of control.

More than 39-thousand hectares have now been destroyed and JAMES MORRIS from the RFS says there are fears for homes in the path of the blaze. "The fire's continuing to burn in an easterly direction towards a number of those coastal communities between Termeil and Durra North. Firefighters are still in position behind a number of homes to protect those properties as that fire comes towards them and they are working with local residents who are prepared as well to battle that fire as it approaches throughout the morning."

Residents in Kioloa, Bawley Point, Pretty Beach, Pebbly Beach, Depot Beach and Durras North area:
Seek shelter as the fire approaches. Protect yourself from the heat of the fire. It is too late to leave.

Termeil and Flat Rock area:
Seek shelter as the fire approaches. Protect yourself from the heat of the fire. It is too late to leave.

South Durras area:
Leave now towards Batemans Bay if safe to do so.

Areas west of the Princes Highway between Termeil and East Lynne:
Monitor conditions. Take advice from firefighters in the area and follow your bush fire survival plan.

The Princes Highway remains closed between Burrill Lake and the Kings Highway turnoff.

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Emergency Evacuation Centres remain open at:- Ulladulla Civic Centre – Princes Hwy, Ulladulla- Mackay Park Sports and Function Centre – Off Princes Highway, Batemans Bay

Large animals can be taken to:- Nowra Showground- Milton Showground- Moruya Showground

And there's a very high fire danger warning for the Illawarra, Shoalhaven and Southern Ranges.

Photos" Shoalhaven Heads RFS