Fire heads back to ’emergency’ level

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AS temperatures in the ACT hit 41C and conditions deteriorate, the ESA has upped the Orroral Valley Fire rating back to “emergency” level.

In doing so it issued an emergency warning that people in its path are in danger and need to seek immediate shelter to survive as it approaches BOBOYAN ROAD, NAAS ROAD, TOP NAAS ROAD and APOLLO ROAD.

“People in the area will be affected by thick smoke and embers, which will reduce visibility and air quality,” says the agency.

“As the fire approaches, it will be difficult for you to see, hear and breathe. You will experience intense heat, darkness and loud noise.

“There is currently no threat to the southern suburbs of the ACT, but conditions can change quickly.

“People in THARWA and the southern ACT suburbs of BANKS, GORDON and CONDER and surrounding areas should monitor conditions closely and be ready to act. If you feel unsafe, the best option is to leave early.”

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