Fire updates for Friday, November 15
Fire updates for Friday, November 15

FIRE UPDATE: Information you need to know

UPDATE 4PM 

A FAST moving out of control blaze at Ebor has been raised to emergency alert level.

The fire is burning in the area of Guyra Rd, west of Ebor headed towards Ebor Village.

Residents in the area of Ebor should seek shelter as the fire front arrives. It is too late to leave.

A total fire ban will be in place across the Far North Coast tomorrow with very high fire danger forecast. 

 

UPDATE 1.30PM

BANYABBA FIRE


AERIAL support has been brought in to slow the progression of a fire burning in difficult terrain at Banyabba with communities to the south of the fire front being put on alert.
"Given where the area it's burning, we've had aircraft spending time there to slow it down until crews can get in to manage it," NSW RFS Public Liaison Jonty Bruce said.
"Places that are to the south of this fire (e.g. Fortis Creek, The Pinnacles etc) may come under threat in the coming days."

Aerial support has been brought in to contain a small fire at Banyabba
Aerial support has been brought in to contain a small fire at Banyabba Fires Near Me

 

LIBERATION TRAIL


Winds are expected to pick up this afternoon and fire activity increase as a result.
"We're asking everyone to remain vigilant and to put their bushfire survival plans in place," he said.
"If you're in the vicinity of the fire, specifically anyone on the south-eastern edge of the fire grounds to move to a safe location."
Mr Bruce said multiple crews and several aircraft were currently assisting with fires impacting areas north-west of Glenreagh and Kremnos.

 

 

UPDATE: 10AM

A bush fire is burning in the Nymboida and Glenreagh areas. The fire has burnt more than 148,120 hectares and is being controlled.

Current situation

  • 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.
  • Conditions have eased across the fireground overnight, however conditions are set to worsen with forecast higher temperatures later today.
  • Firefighters supported by water bombing aircraft 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. The safest option is always to leave early.
     

What you need to do

  • If you are threatened by fire, you may not get assistance.
  • If you are in these areas and your plan is to leave, or your property is not prepared, leave towards a safer location.
  • Safer locations include built up areas, well away from bushland.
  • If you are unable to leave, identify a safer location which may be nearby. This may include a cleared area well away from bushland, or an identified Neighbourhood Safer Place https://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/plan-and-prepare/neighbourhood-safer-places.
  • Avoid bushland areas.

 

 

WATCH AND ACT - LIBERATION TRAIL 

A bush fire is burning in the Nymboida and Glenreagh areas. The fire has burnt more than 148,120 hectares and is being controlled.

Current situation

  • 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.
  • Conditions have eased across the fireground overnight, however conditions are set to worsen with forecast higher temperatures later today.
  • Firefighters supported by water bombing aircraft will continue work 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. The safest option is always to leave early.

What you need to do

  • If you are threatened by fire, you may not get assistance.
  • If you are in these areas and your plan is to leave, or your property is not prepared, leave towards a safer location.
  • Safer locations include built up areas, well away from bushland.
  • If you are unable to leave, identify a safer location which may be nearby. This may include a cleared area well away from bushland, or an identified Neighbourhood Safer Place https://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/plan-and-prepare/neighbourhood-safer-places.
  • Avoid bushland areas.

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 (GRAFTON AREA)

8AM - NW (8km/h)
11AM - N (11km/h)
2PM - N (14km/h)
5PM - NE (21km/h)
8PM - E (8km/h)
11PM - W (5km/h)
2AM - W (5km/h)
5AM - W (5km/h)

 

ROAD CLOSURES

COUTTS CROSSING TO CLOUDS CREEK
Armidale Rd is closed in both directions. Motorists are advised to use Waterfall Way or the Pacific Highway

BUCCARUMBI TO BALD NOB
Old Glen Innes Rd and Old Grafton Rd between Buccarumbi Bridge (near Cunglebung Rd) and Gwydir Highway remain closed in both directions.

BALD NOB TO EATONSVILLE
Gwydir Highway between Bald Nob Rd and Tindal Rd remain closed in both directions. Motorists are advised to use the Bruxner Highway or Waterfall Way.

WHIPORIE TO BUNGAWALBIN
Bungawalbin Whiporie Rd between Summerland Way and Moonem New Italy Rd remain closed in both directions. 
 



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