Bushfire warning

Tomorrow could be horrendous. Let’s hope not. Get out now, commissioner urges most at risk.

fdr_numbersThe state’s RFS boss has declared Tuesday one of the worst first danger days on record and urged residents in the most high-risk areas – including parts of the Illawarra – to consider getting out tonight.

“This is one of the worst fire danger days on record for NSW,’’ Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons said in a statement issued this evening.

“I cannot say it more plainly: the risk is real and potentially deadly. People need to act now.

“If you live in bushland or an isolated area where there is a catastrophic fire danger rating your only option is to leave early. You could move to a built up area, away from bushland, such as the centre of a town.’’

The Illawarra, Shoalhaven and Southern Ranges have a fire danger rating of catastrophic.

The view from my window an hour ago.


Update 11pm

THREE SMS warnings in the past hour from the Rural Fire Service alerting us to tomorrow’s catastrophic conditions.