Information from Warringah Pittwater Fire Control on the bushfire situation in the West Head Peninsula.
Wednesday 3rd October 2007
The current fire in the West Head Peninsula started on the morning of Monday 1st October 2007 in the vicinity of Little Pittwater Beach. Under the influence of a north-west wind it crossed West Head Road at approximately 1330hrs.
Today (Wednesday 3rd October)
High temperatures and strong winds predicted for this afternoon will place pressure on containment lines and under a strong north westerly wind, fire spotting ahead of the main fire could be of major concern. Crews are currently deepening containment lines. Both aerial and water based support is being provided to ground crews in an effort to reduce the active fire edge.
Local residence of the West Head Peninsula particularly Mackerel Beach, Currawong Beach, Coasters Retreat, Towlers Bay (Morning Bay), Lovett Bay, Elvina Bay and Scotland Island are being asked to ensure their homes are properly prepared and to be vigilant in monitoring for fire spotting activity.
Local residence on the Barrenjoey/Palm Beach peninsula, all water users and visitors to the area are asked to avoid the West Head Peninsula and be vigilant in monitoring for embers. At this stage the NSW Fire Brigade will be conducting patrols of local reserves as a precautionary measure only.
Crews from The NSW Rural Fire Service and NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service are actively working on the fire and monitoring for any fire spotting activity. SES volunteers are assisting in various support roles.
Residents are reminded to keep their properties prepared at all times and to ensure they are aware of the current fire situation. For updates and more information on preparing your property visit the NSW RFS website, www.rfs.nsw.gov.au, or phone 1800 NSW RFS (1800 679 737).
If you need to report a new fire, an unattended fire or you have an emergency call 000
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