So it begins, here comes a climate fueled summer:
AN emergency warning remains in place at Pretty Beach on the Central Coast where a number of residents have been evacuated because of bushfire, while yesterday’s Wyee fire has reignited, threatening homes in the area all over again.
Police are door knocking residents at Pretty Beach and Hardy’s Bay as fire threatens, and while there have been no forced evacuations so far some residents have chosen to leave.
Timber decks at the rear of two homes at Pretty Beach have been destroyed, but the homes are otherwise undamaged.
The 1pm southerly wind change has moved the fire north towards Hardy’s Bay.
Officers are going door to door at homes in High View Rd, Pretty Beach, and have now also started speaking with residents at Hardys Bay.
An RFS spokesman said residents were being told their options, but warned it is safer to leave.
Effected residents also received automated emergency warnings on their mobile and home telephones.
Some have gone to nearby Wagstaff Hall on the waterfront of Brisbane Water.
Long-time resident Sharyn Teasdale said her husband, a local Rural Fire Service volunteer with the Killcare Brigade had been fighting the fire with other crews on the ridge above their street since early this morning.
“We are (evacuating) because they’ve suggested we do,” she said.
See ABC reports here.
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