Source: NSW Rural Fire Service

Emergency Warning - Busbys Flat Rd, Busbys Flat (Richmond Valley LGA)

Posted:08/10/2019 11:22

A bush fire is burning in the Busbys Flat Rd, Busbys Flat. The fire has burned more than 611 hectares and is out of control.

Current Situation

The fire is burning in the vicinity of Seery Rd and Phillip Swamp Rd in the Mount Belmore State Forest.

There has been an increase in fire activity and under strong westerly winds, the fire is moving in an easterly direction towards Old Tenterfield Rd.

Advice

Residents in the area of Old Tenterfield Rd near Wyan and Wineshanty it is now too late to leave. Take shelter when the fire arrives and protect yourself from the heat of the fire.

Monitor conditions in your area. Under strong winds, embers may be blown ahead of the fire front, creating spot fires. These spot fires may threaten your home earlier than the predicted main fire front.

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.
For information on road closures, check http://livetraffic.rta.nsw.gov.au. Roads may be closed without warning.

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