Source: NSW Rural Fire Service

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Watch&Act - Clearfield Rd, Rappville (Richmond Valley LGA)

Posted:11/08/2019 13:24

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A bush fire is burning in the vicinity of Clearfield Rd, Rappville. The fire has burnt 1092ha and is out of control.

Current Situation

A bush fire is currently burning along Clearfield Rd south of the township of Rappville.

The northern most part of fire is burning near Myrtle Creek Rd and Clearfield Rd and is burning in an east to north east direction towards Summerland Way.

The fire is also burning to the west near Six Mile Swamp and moving in an easterly direction towards the rail line.

Firefighters are working with a number of property owners in the area.

Advice

Residents in Clearfield Road should monitor the situation and know what they will do in the event the fire threatens.

Follow your Bush Fire Survival Plan. If you do not have a Bush Fire Survival Plan, ensure you know what you will do if the fire threatens your property. Only well prepared and actively defended homes can offer safety.

If you plan to leave, or you are not prepared and there is a safer place nearby, leave now if it is safe to do so. If you are in doubt or it is not safe to leave, take shelter in a solid structure when the fire front arrives. Protect yourself from the heat of the fire. If you are caught in the path of the fire, you may die or be injured.

Other Information

The train line between Sydney and Brisbane is currently closed between Rappville and Lawrence Rd.
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.
If you live in the area but are away from home, it may not be safe to return to your property.
For information on road closures, check http://livetraffic.rta.nsw.gov.au. Roads may be closed without warning.

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