Fire heads north-easterly and up goes the danger rating

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AS winds turn southerly, the out-of-control Orroral Valley Fire has again been upgraded late this afternoon (February 3) back to “watch and act” as it continues to burn its way through Namadgi National Park.

Photo: ESA

The fire is now moving in a north-easterly direction and has cost the park nearly 61,000 hectares of bushland and forest.

The upgrade in the fire rating has triggered warnings from the ESA to people in the areas of THARWA VILLAGE, BOBOYAN ROAD, APOLLO ROAD, TOP NAAS ROAD, NAAS ROAD and CORIN ROAD to monitor the situation and be prepared to activate their bushfire survival plan.

People in Canberra’s southern suburbs, including BANKS, GORDON and CONDER, are advised to monitor conditions and stay up to date.

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