A car has burst into flames on Waterfall Way. Photo: Cathi Willett/Facebook
A car has burst into flames on Waterfall Way. Photo: Cathi Willett/Facebook

Car bursts into flames on Waterfall Way, causes bushfire

UPDATE: The bushfire at Dorrigo Mountain is now under control. One lane of Waterfall Way has been opened with alternating traffic conditions in place. 

Motorists are advised to expect delays and drive to the conditions as smoke may affect visibility. 

11AM: AN out-of-control car fire has spread into bushland at Dorrigo. 

Waterfall Way at Dorrigo Mountain has now been closed in both directions as fire crews are working to contain the 5ha fire. 

Motorists are advised to avoid the area and expect significant delays. 

Motorists are advised to use the Oxley Hwy and Pacific Hwy or Armidale Rd and the Pacific Hwy in both directions.

Smoke in the area may affect visibility for motorists. 

9.40AM: TRAFFIC is backed up on Waterfall Way this morning as fire crews have been battling to contain an out-of-control car fire.

The car burst into flames at Dorrigo Mountain just after 9.30am.

Rural Fire Service crews have attended the scene.

Meanwhile, a car breakdown on the Pacific Hwy off-ramp at Boambee East has caused delays for southbound traffic.



STORM WARNING: Lightning, gusty winds forecast over fires

STORM WARNING: Lightning, gusty winds forecast over fires

BoM has recorded a southerly change in wind direction

Where to go if you need to evacuate

Where to go if you need to evacuate

Centres are open across the region

Concern rife for wildlife as koala hospitals reach capacity

premium_icon Concern rife for wildlife as koala hospitals reach capacity

There is no estimation as to how many koalas have died