Ellerslie fire moves to the north west

Flames tower high above pine plantation trees at the Ellerslie fire this afternoon.

The RFS has spent the day strengthening containment lines, carrying out property protection works and monitoring fire activity on the Dunns Road fire at Ellerslie.

The Dunns Road fire is burning in private pine plantation about 10 kilometres west of Adelong.

In an update released  at 3pm today, the RFS said heavy plant continue to clear existing tracks in preparation for further suppression activities.

The RFS said conditions would deteriorate on Monday, with the Bureau of Meteorology predicting temperatures of 40 degrees, low humidity, and north westerly winds, resulting in severe fire weather.

They’ve advised residents in the areas of Ellerslie, Darlow, Yaven Creek, Bangadang, Mt Adrah, Oberne and Toonga to prepare their properties now for bushfire.

All residents in and around the greater Adelong area should review their bushfire survival plans or prepare one if they have not already done so.

The fire, believed to have started by lightning on December 28, has burned over 4600 hectares and is moving in a north westerly direction.

Residents are encouraged to keep up to date with the fire situation either through the Fires Near Me App, major fire updates at www.rfs.nsw.gov.au and by listening to local radio. 

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