Source: NSW Rural Fire Service

Emergency Warning - Kingsgate Red Range fire (Glen Innes Severn LGA) 2019-09-16 17:00
Posted: 2019-09-16 17:00
A bush fire is bush land approximately 15 kilometres east of Glen Innes, in the area of the Brother State Forest. The fire has burnt more than 13,000 hectares and is out of control.

Current Situation

The fire is currently burning within the Brother State Forest to the west of Newton Boyd, in the vicinity of Wytaliba.

There fire is burning towards the Newton Boyd area.

Old Grafton Road is now open between the Gwydir Highway and Henry River Bridge at Newton Boyd. Stay up to date with Live Traffic.

Advice

People in the area of Newton Boyd should take shelter as the fire approaches. Protect yourself from the heat of the fire.

People in the areas around Wytaliba and Old Grafton Road should watch out for embers. These can start fires ahead of the main fire front.

Monitor your property for spot fires. If a spot fire starts, do what you can to extinguish it.

Other Information

Wytaliba primary school will be closed on Monday 16 September.
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.
For information on road closures, check http://livetraffic.rta.nsw.gov.au. Roads may be closed without warning.

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