Emergency warning for Tabulam fire: Pagans Flat residents told to seek shelter

RFS trucks at the scene. Photo: Mallanganee RFS

The bushfire burning in inaccessible terrain south of Ogilvie Drive in the Tabulam area has been spreading in a northeasterly direction.

The alert for the fire has been upgraded to Emergency.

Properties in the vicinity of Plains Station Rd and Ogilvie Drive should prepare now.

The fire has burned 1293 hectares and is out of control according to NSW RFS.

What you need to do

If you are in Pagans Flat you are in danger. Act immediately. Seek shelter now inside your home or a solid structure to protect yourself from the heat of the fire.

Close all windows and doors and shelter in a room on the other side of the house from the approaching fire.

Bring pets indoors and restrain them, close all doors and windows and turn off air conditioners, keep water running if possible.

Keep moving away from the fire if possible and if your building catches fire, go to an area within the building which has already burnt.

Monitor both inside and outside for small fires and burning embers and turn sprinklers on if you have them.

Be careful outdoors after the fire has passed as trees can be unstable and fall.

If your life is at risk, call Triple Zero.

Stay up to date on bush fires in your area by checking Fires Near Me, the NSW RFS website, listening to your local radio station, or by calling the NSW RFS Bush Fire Information Line on 1800 679 737.

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