A bushfire is burning in the area of Devlin Road in Castlereagh, and is moving in a north westerly direction towards Tickner Street and Richards Road.

Firefighters are being assisted by waterbombing aircraft, including the Large Air Tanker. Heavy smoke is visible in the area.

Strong south easterly winds may blow embers ahead of the fire and create spot fires. These may threaten homes earlier than the predicted main fire front.

People in the areas around Tickner Street, Devlin Road, Richards Road should take shelter as the fire arrives. If you do not have a Bush Fire Survival Plan, know what you will do if the fire threatens your property.

Well prepared and actively defended homes can offer safety during the fire.

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Due to firefighting operations in the area, emergency services request people remain clear of the area including those attempting to return home to livestock.

KIIS 1065 Sydney