UPDATE, 6PM: The out-of-control fire burning near Shark Creek has grown larger, with the Rural Fire Service updating its danger level.

The blaze has now grown to 953ha in size, and with fire crews still unable to contain the blaze the RFS have upgraded its danger status to watch and act.

UPDATE, 3PM: A fire burning near Tyndale is now out of control, with Rural Fire Services working to contain the 146ha blaze.

Earlier this afternoon, wind was pushing the fire towards Brooms Head Rd.

Firefighters are on the scene working with aircraft to slow the spread of fire, which is putting up significant smoke over the area.

OUT OF CONTROL: A 146ha fire is burning near Shark Creek, with Rural Fire Service crews working to contain the blaze.
OUT OF CONTROL: A 146ha fire is burning near Shark Creek, with Rural Fire Service crews working to contain the blaze. Jarrard Potter

Further south, a large 52,000ha blaze is raging through the Guy Fawkes National Park. The fire is moving east quickly, impacting Armidale Rd. Residents in Tyringham, Dundarrabin or Bostobrick are advised to seek shelter as the fire front approaches as it is too late to leave.

YESTERDAY: Rural Fire Service crews are battling to control a 70ha bush fire near Shark Creek this afternoon.

The fire is currently listed as being controlled, according to the RFS website, and is listed as an advice alert level.

The fire has caused a smoke hazard warning for the Pacific Highway near Tyndale, which may limit visibility.

SOCIAL MEDIA IMAGE DISCUSS USE WITH YOUR EDITOR - SMOKEY: Rural Fire Service crews are battling a blaze near Tyndale.
SOCIAL MEDIA IMAGE DISCUSS USE WITH YOUR EDITOR - SMOKEY: Rural Fire Service crews are battling a blaze near Tyndale. Adam Hourigan

Live Traffic NSW advises motorists to drive to the conditions and exercise caution if visibility is reduced.

A total fire ban is in place throughout the Clarence Valley, with a severe fire danger warned for the area today.

Report all fires immediately to 000. For information on fires burning in your area, monitor Fires Near Me or NSW RFS Website and follow the advice provided in the messaging or from fire fighters on the ground.



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