A fire in the Howes Swamp area, approximately 60 kilometres north of Windsor, is being contained.
Crews are monitoring the Howes Swamp Fire which started approximately 8km north of Colo Heights. The fire started on Wednesday 23 October 2013 and burnt 13,340ha.
Crews have continued to undertake backburning operations and mop up where required along the Putty Road.
Smoke may continue to be visible throughout the area. Residents should only contact Triple Zero (000) if they see an unattended fire.
Due to the danger of falling trees and the number of emergency vehicles located on and around the Putty Road, the road remains closed to through traffic from Colo Heights (opposite the service station) to Milbrodale (at the Grey Gum Cafe).
Information for residents who live between the road closure at Colo Heights and the “Tari Springs” property: Residents of Colo Heights who live beyond the road closure at Colo Heights but do not live north of the “Tari Springs” property can (on display of their licence) access their property.
Information for residents who live between the road closure at Putty and the “High Wollemi” property: Residents of the Putty area who live beyond the road closure at Putty but do not live south of the “High Wollemi” property can (on display of their licence) access their property.
No vehicles are permitted to travel the Putty Road in the fire affected area. This area is between the “High Wollemi” property in Milbrodale to the “Tari Springs” property in Colo Heights. To help ensure the safety of fire crews, there will be regular police patrols of this road.
The NSW RFS and RMS will reassess the requirement to keep the Putty Road closed on an on-going basis.