UPDATE 5PM: Some residents along Old Glenn Innes Rd have been told to evacuate in response to the bushfire near Eatonsville which has been burning since yesterday.

The fire is around 170ha in size, and crews from Rural Fire Service and Fire and Rescue NSW are currently working to contain the blaze.

RFS advises residents to put their bushfire survival plan into action now. If you do not have a plan, decide what you will do if the situation changes. Leaving early is your safest option.

Continue to monitor the situation and conditions may change.

 

Other Information:

  • If your life is at risk, call Triple Zero (000) immediately.
  • Continue to stay up to date with the bush fire situation by checking http://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au, listening to your local radio station or by calling the NSW RFS Bush Fire Information Line on 1800 679 737.
  • If you live in the area but are away from home, it may not be safe to return to your property.
  • For information on road closures, check http://livetraffic.rta.nsw.gov.au. Roads may be closed without warning.

EARLIER: THE WEATHER isn't looking good for the Clarence Valley this afternoon with winds expected to push a fire burning along the Gwydir Highway towards Old Glen Innes Rd.

Rural Fire Service Clarence Valley acting district manager Helen Dickson said they are working to contain the fire so when the wind hits, they have more chance of controlling it.

"We've got dozers and aircraft dropping water at the moment," she said.

"We're putting all our resources into it currently.

"The SES is door knocking to make sure people are prepared and... to let them know they should be keeping an eye on the fire."

Some residents have opted to relocate, but no residents are being evacuated yet.

Fire truck at a property in Ramornie.
Fire truck at a property in Ramornie. Caitlan Charles


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