Endemol Shine production staff and Seven host Sonia Kruger have been evacuated from the Big Brother house after a hazard reduction burn around North Head on Sydney’s Northern Beaches jumped containment lines due to weather changes.
TV Tonight can report filming with housemates for 2021 was due to commence this evening but none had yet entered the house.
“Due to the impact of a prescribed hazard reduction burn at North Head, the Big Brother crew onsite were safely evacuated. Filming is yet to commence and production will resume when it is safe to do so,” an Endemol Shine Australia spokesperson said.
NSW Police said commercial premises and residential properties around North Head had been also been evacuated. Around 50 firefighters are in Sydney Harbour National Park at North Head fighting to keep the blaze under control.
NSW RFS said the fire was under control and no homes were under threat, but upgraded the blaze to “watch and act” level just after 4pm. Fire and Rescue NSW crews and the National Parks and Wildlife Service are all on the scene.