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Residents evacuated at Sydney’s North Head as hazard reduction burn jumps containment lines

Authorities upgraded the fire to ‘watch and act’ level, but say the blaze is under control and no homes are under threat

A hazard reduction burn around North Head on Sydney’s northern beaches which jumped containment lines has prompted the evacuation of nearby residents.

New South Wales police said in a statement that commercial premises and residential properties around North Head had been evacuated.

Those still in their homes were advised to remain inside with their windows shut until told otherwise, while others were told to avoid the area.

The hazard reduction burn jumped containment lines about…

Australian Associated Press

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