Keep up to date with the bushfires in your region
Keep up to date with the bushfires in your region

FIRE UPDATE: Everything you need to know

UPDATE 6PM 

THE MYALL Creek Rd fire continues to burn through pine towards Camira Creek and Old Tenterfield Rd, it remains at watch and act alert level. 

NSW RFS Northern Rivers liaison Paul Fowler the next two days will bring unfavourable conditions and fire conditions will change rapidly. 

Residents south of the blaze at Mororo, Ashby Heights and Lawrence have been urged to monitor conditions and stay updated.

"There have been SES and police calling in to properties at Lawrence this afternoon for general information about the current fire conditions," he said. 

He urged all residents to have a plan in place should fire threaten. 

"The best thing to do is try to remain up to date with accurate information otherwise people will wear themselves out with worry," Mr Fowler said. 

"The next two days will have unfavourable conditions so it's important for people to have a plan just in case."

"The Myall Creek Fire had another run toward Whiporie today." 

A total fire ban is in place for the Far North Coast tomorrow with very high fire danger expected. 

Stay up to date overnight using the Fires Near Me app and RFS website

UPDATE: 2:30PM

SMOKEY skies have prevented the use of aircraft at the Myall Creek Rd fire, but crews on the ground are working tirelessly to protect property.

The blaze remains at watch and act alert level and NSW Rural Fire Service Northern Rivers media liaison officer Paul Fowler said there are concerns over the next few days as weather conditions will not be favourable and conditions will change rapidly.

"There is a lot of fire across the landscape up here over the four major fires," he said.

"What we're seeing at the moment is one of what could be many breakouts over the coming days."

The fire is burning quickly through pine forest towards Camira Creek and Old Tenterfield Road and has crossed Summerland Way which remains closed.

Mr Fowler said residents in Mororo need to stay alert and keep informed. Residents further south in Ashby Heights and Lawrence are also urged to remain alert and informed as conditions can change quickly.

Mr Fowler said southerly winds are forecast to turn northeasterly into this evening but firefighters won't know what effect this will have on the blaze until it comes through.

ADVICE

  • If you are in the area of Whiporie, Camira Creek and near Old Tenterfield Road, activate your bush fire survival plan. If you do not have a plan, know what you will do if fire threatens your property.
  • If you are in the area of Tullymorgan-Jacky Bulbin Road, continue to monitor conditions. Know what to do if the fire approaches. Take advice from firefighters in the area.
  • If you are on the eastern side of the Pacific Highway in the area of Woombah and Iluka or the areas of Bungawalbin, New Italy, Gibberagee, and Tullumorgan, Swan Bay and Tabbimoble, monitor conditions.

WATCH AND ACT - MYALL CREEK FIRE (1pm)

A bush fire is burning near Bungawalbin, New Italy, The Gap and Whiporie. The fire is more than 29,000 hectares and is out of control.

Current Situation

  • The fire is located between the area of New Italy and Tullymorgan.
  • There has been an increase of fire activity around Whiporie.
  • Crews continue to work on the south western corner of Summerland Way and Whiporie.
  • Summerland Way has been closed between Whiporie and Elliotts Road.

Advice

  • If you are in the area of Whiporie, activate your bush fire survival plan into action. If you do not have a plan, know what you will do if fire threatens your property.
  • If you are in the area of Tullymorgan-Jacky Bulbin Road, continue to monitor conditions. Know what to do if the fire approaches. Take advice from firefighters in the area.
  • If you are on the eastern side of the Pacific Highway in the area of Woombah and Iluka or the areas of Bungawalbin, New Italy, Gibberagee, Camira Creek and Tullumorgan, Swan Bay and Tabbimoble, monitor conditions.

 

MYALL CREEK FIRE (10am)


A bush fire is burning near Bungawalbin, New Italy, The Gap and Whiporie. The fire is more than 26,500 hectares and is out of control.

Current Situation

  • The fire is located between the area of New Italy and Tullymorgan.
  • The fire is also continuing to burn west of the Pacific Highway in the area around the Doubleduke State Forest and Tabbimoble State Forest.

Today crews will concentrate their efforts on the south western corner of Summerland Way and Whiporie.
The fire continues to burn slowly in an easterly direction, towards the Pacific Highway.
Summerland Way has reopened. Exercise caution due to smoke in the area.

Advice

If you are in the area of Whiporie or Tullymorgan-Jacky Bulbin Road, monitor conditions and know what to do if the fire approaches. Take advice from firefighters in the area.

If you are on the eastern side of the Pacific Highway in the area of Woombah and Iluka or the areas of Bungawalbin, New Italy, Gibberagee, Camira Creek and Tullumorgan, Swan Bay and Tabbimoble, monitor conditions. Know what you will do if the fire approaches.

If you are threatened by fire

  • Do not be in the path of the fire.
  • Protect yourself from the heat of the fire. Wear protective clothing and footwear. Cover all exposed skin.
  • If the fire impacts, seek shelter in a solid structure to protect yourself from the heat of the fire.
  • If your life is at risk, call Triple Zero.

 

 

Wind forecast for this area:

Whiporie Area

9am - NE

12pm - ESE

3pm - ESE

6pm - E

12am - ENE

3am - NE

 

Woombah Area

9am - NE

12pm - SE

3pm - SE

6pm - E

9pm - NE

12am NNE

3am - NNE

 

WASHPOOL STATE FOREST FIRE (8am)

A bush fire is burning in the Red Bank Road, Coombadjha area. The fire is currently 73,000 hectares in size and is being controlled.

Current Situation

  • The fire is currently burning in the vicinity of Deep Creek, Malabugilmah and the Baryulgil Township.
  • The western edge of the fire is burning towards the Timbarra River within the Washpool National Park.
  • Fire crews are working to protect life and property.


Advice

  • If you are in the area of Baryulgil and Deep Creek, monitor conditions.
  • Know what you will do if the fire approaches.

If you are threatened by fire

  • Do not be in the path of the fire.
  • Protect yourself from the heat of the fire. Wear protective clothing and footwear. Cover all exposed skin.
  • If the fire impacts, seek shelter in a solid structure to protect yourself from the heat of the fire.
  • If your life is at risk, call Triple Zero.

 

LIBERATION TRAIL FIRE (8am)

A bush fire is burning in the Nymboida and Glenreagh areas. The fire has burnt more than 176,000 hectares and is being controlled.

 

Current situation

  • The fire is burning in the Kangaroo Creek and Kremnos area, north west of Glen Reagh.
  • The southern extent of the fire is active in the Moleton, Yarracooma, Paddys Plain, Cradle Creek and Lowanna areas.
  • The easterly extent of the fire is active in the Nana Glen and Glenreagh areas.
  • The northerly extent of the fire is active in the Coutts Crossing, Shannondale, Buccarumbi and Chambigne areas.
  • Firefighters will continue working to protect life and property around the fireground.

Advice

  • If you are in the area of Yarracooma, Paddys Plain, Cradle Creek, Lowanna, Nana Glen, Glen Reagh, Coutts Crossing, Shannondale, Buccarumbi, Moleton and Chambigne, monitor conditions. Take advice from firefighters in the area.
  • Know what you will do if the fire approaches. Leaving early is the safest option.

If you are threatened by fire

  • Do not be in the path of the fire.
  • Protect yourself from the heat of the fire. Wear protective clothing and footwear. Cover all exposed skin.
  • If the fire impacts, seek shelter in a solid structure to protect yourself from the heat of the fire.
  • If your life is at risk, call Triple Zero.

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