As you know, there are some fires around Australia causing a lot of damage. On Tuesday there were about 150 bushfires across Queensland and NSW.
This week the city has been cover by a heavy smoke. The haze blanketing the city was being blown from large bushfires in the Blue Mountains, near Warragamba Dam and in the Hawkesbury area. Children, older adults and people with heart and lung conditions were the most susceptible to smoke and air pollution. Please, If you have asthma or a lung condition, reduce outdoor activities if smoke levels are high and if shortness of breath or coughing develops, take your reliever medicine or seek medical advice.
The current situation is:
- There is a number of fires burning in the Lake Burragorang area, including the Green Wattle Creek fire and The Peaks fires.
- These fires are burning in an easterly direction, with the Green Wattle Creek fire being controlled and The Peaks fire not yet contained.
- At this stage, the fires are burning on the western side of Lake Burragorang in the Yerranderie area.
- Fire activity eased across the fireground overnight.
- Firefighters, supporting by waterbombing aircraft, are working to contain these fires.
Please, If you are in the areas of Warragamba, Silverdale, Werombi, The Oaks, Nattai, Oakdale, Lakesland, Thirlmere, Buxton, Balmoral, Bargo or Hill Top, monitor the conditions and know what you will do if the fire threatens. 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).
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