Source: NSW Rural Fire Service

Watch and Act

Watch and Act - Bees Nest fire (Armidale LGA)

Posted:08/09/2019 18:00

A bush fire is burning north of Ebor. The fire is currently more than 56,100 hectares and is out of control.

Current Situation

The fire is burning to the north of Ebor, on multiple fronts.

The fire has impacted Armidale Road and Tyringham Road, in the vicinity of Tyringham and Dundarrabin.

A large spot fire is also burning in the Muldiva State Forest, burning towards Tyringham Road, in the Bostobrick area.

Firefighters are working with residents to slow the spread of the fire. Crews are being assisted by aircraft.

Strong winds are expected over the coming days. This will make it difficult to control the fire.

Advice

If you are in the area of Tyringham, Marengo, Moonpar, Dundarrabin or Bostobrick, you should put your bush fire survival plan into action. Know what you will do if the fire threatens.

Residents in the area should continue to monitor to situation.

Well prepared and actively defended properties can offer protection.

Fire and fallen trees may continue to impact a number of local roads. Follow the directions of firefighters on the ground.

If you live in the area but are away from your home, it may not be safe to return to your property.

Community Meetings

The following community information meetings were held today. Details of any further meetings will be updated here.

1300hrs at Tyringham Rural Fire Station - 8436 Armidale Road, Tyringham
1330hrs at Dorrigo Showground - 4180 Waterfall Way, Dorrigo
1400hrs at 9A Armidale Road, Ebor

Other Information

An evacuation centre is open at Dorrigo Showground at 4180 Waterfall Way, Dorrigo.
Smoke from this fire may be affecting the areas of Dorrigo and Coffs Harbour.
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.

The next update on this fire will be issued by 08/09/2019 18:40 or if the situation changes.


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