Work continues to contain the blaze at Tabulam.
Work continues to contain the blaze at Tabulam. Marc Stapelberg

EMERGENCY WARNING: 'Significant' increase in fire activity

UPDATE 2.32pm: THE Rural Fire Service says there has been an increase of fire activity on the western side of the fireground.

They said firefighters are in position to protect properties and will be assisted by aircraft. More crews are being deployed to the area.

RFS Advice

If you are in the area of the Bruxner Highway, Old Bruxner Road and Sugarbag Road area, it is too late to leave. Shelter in place and protect yourself from the heat of the fire.

If you are in the area of Leslie Creek Road, Odriscoll Road and Fairfield Road, it is too late to leave. Shelter in place and protect yourself from the heat of the fire.

If you are in the areas of Mud Flat Road and Patemans Road, monitor the situation and know what you will do if the fire approaches.

The Bruxner Highway is now closed.

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.

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.

The next update on this fire will be issued by 15/02/2019 15:30 or if the situation changes.

 

UPDATE 12.28pm: EXTRA resources are being channelled into the Tabulam fire that remains at Emergency Warning level.

NSW Rural Fire Service spokesperson James Morris said there had been a significant increase in fire activity at the scene, near the Bruxner Highway, today.

"At this stage there are a number of areas either side of the Bruxner Highway that are being affected," Mr Morris said.
He said increasing winds had pushed the fire toward further properties, which remain under threat.

He said Strike Teams were being sent from as far away as the Shoalhaven area to assist crews on the ground.

Fire and Rescue NSW is also assisting, while help has also been sought from Queensland Fire and Emergency Service.

Mr Morris said two large air tankers were also on their way and would help on-ground crews to contain the blaze.

While the Tabulam fire is the only one currently at Emergency level, Mr Morris said other major blazes were still drawing significant resources, which are being redirected as needed.

"Resources will be split depending on the requirement each day," he said.

"There are still quite a number of homes there at threat."

He said there had been an increase in fire activity on the western side of the fire ground.

RFS Advice
If you are in the area of the Bruxner Highway, Old Bruxner Road and Sugarbag Road area, it is too late to leave. Shelter in place and protect yourself from the heat of the fire.

If you are in the area of Leslie Creek Road, Odriscoll Road and Fairfield Road, it is too late to leave. Shelter in place and protect yourself from the heat of the fire.

If you are in the areas of Mud Flat Road and Patemans Road, monitor the situation and know what you will do if the fire approaches.

Bruxner Highway is now closed.

Some schools in the area may be closed today. For more details visit the Department of Education website.


 

UPDATE 11.40am: THERE is an increase of fire activity on the western side of the fireground at Tabulam.

NSW RFS said firefighters are in position to protect properties and will be assisted by aircraft. More crews are being deployed to the area.

RFS Advice

If you are in the area of the Bruxner Highway, Old Bruxner Road and Sugarbag Road area, it is too late to leave. Shelter in place and protect yourself from the heat of the fire.

If you are in the area of Leslie Creek Road, Odriscoll Road and Fairfield Road, it is too late to leave. Shelter in place and protect yourself from the heat of the fire.

If you are in the areas of Mud Flat Road and Patemans Road, monitor the situation and know what you will do if the fire approaches.

If your life is at risk, call Triple Zero (000) immediately.

Continue to stay up to date with the bush fire situation by checking the RFS website, 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 the Live Traffic website. Roads may be closed without warning.

 

UPDATE 10.42am: More firefighters are being deployed to the area as conditions worsen.

RFS Advice

If you are in the area of the Bruxner Highway, Old Bruxner Road and Sugarbag Road area, it is too late to leave. Shelter in place and protect yourself from the heat of the fire.

If you are in the area of Leslie Creek Road, Odriscoll Road and Fairfield Road, it is too late to leave. Shelter in place and protect yourself from the heat of the fire.

Bruxner Highway is now closed.

Some schools in the area may be closed today. For more details visit https://education.nsw.gov.au/public-schools/practical-help-for-parents-and-carers/student-support/school-safety

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.
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.
The next update on this fire will be issued by 15/02/2019 11:00 or if the situation changes.

UPDATE WEDNESDAY 10.25am: THERE has been an increase of fire activity on the south western side of the fireground this morning.

Firefighters are in position to protect properties where required. People in the area should expect to see an increase in smoke.

Crews are working with landholders in the area as the fire continues to burn.

Advice

If you are in the area of Leslie Creek Road, Odriscoll Road and Fairfield Road, monitor conditions and follow the advice of firefighters. Know what you will do if the fire threatens.

If you are in the area of Paddys Flat Road, Sugarbag Road, Old Bruxner Road and the Bruxner Highway, monitor conditions and follow the advice of firefighters. Know what you will do if the fire threatens.

Bruxner Highway is now closed.

Some schools in the area may be closed today.

UPDATE 6.30pm: Favourable weather conditions has reduced the threat to properties in the area.

Firefighters are undertaking backburning operations on the western side of the fire, south of the Bruxner Highway. Those in the area should expect to see an increase smoke and fire activity as this occurs.

Crews have been working with landholders around properties in the areas around Paddys Flat Road, Sugarbag Road and Old Bruxner Road as the fire continues to burn.

NSW RFS Advice

If you are in the area of Paddys Flat Road, Sugarbag Road and Old Bruxner Road, monitor conditions and take advice from firefighters on the ground.

Bruxner Highway is open, under reduced speeds. Drive to conditions. The road may close without notice.

The fire burning in the area of Jennings, north of Tenterfield continues to burn on a number of fronts in remote area.

The fire continues to burn in the area of Bald Rock National Park and the Boonoo State Forest, north of Tenterfield, between Mount Lindesay Road and Bruxner Highway.

Over the coming days firefighters will take advantage of more favourable weather in an effort to control the fire.

NSW RFS said if you are in the area between Mount Lindesay Road and the Bruxner Highway (between Tenterfield and Casino), continue to monitor conditions and take advice from firefighters on the ground.

Monitor conditions in your area. Check and follow your Bush Fire Survival Plan. If you do not have a plan, decide what you will do if the situation changes. Leaving early is your safest option.

Some schools in the area were closed today. For more information visit https://education.nsw.gov.au/public-schools/practical-help-for-parents-and-carers/student-support/school-safety

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.

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.

UPDATE 2.30pm: BUSHFIRES at Tabulam and Jennings remain under Watch and Act alert.

The fire  burning near the Bruxner Highway, west of Tabulam has burnt more than 4000ha.

Crews are working with landholders to protect property in the areas around Paddys Flat Road, Sugarbag Road and Old Bruxner Road.

Firefighters and aircraft continue to work in the area in an effort to slow the spread of the fire.

NSW RFS advise if you are in the area of Paddys Flat Road, Sugarbag Road and Old Bruxner Road, monitor conditions and take advice from firefighters on the ground.

If you are in the area of Tabulam, continue to monitor the situation. Ensure you know what you will do if the situation changes.
Bruxner Highway is open, under reduced speeds. Drive to conditions. The road may close without notice.

The fire burning in the area of Jennings, north of Tenterfield continues to burn on a number of fronts.

On Wednesday afternoon, the fire spread quickly in an easterly direction towards properties between Mount Lindesay Road and the Bruxner Highway, however the immediate threat has eased.

Firefighters continue to work with residents to protect properties in the area.

NSW RFS advise if you are in the area between Mount Lindesay Road and the Bruxner Highway (between Tenterfield and Casino), continue to monitor conditions and take advice from firefighters on the ground.

If the fire reaches your property and it is too late to leave, seek shelter immediately and protect yourself from the heat of the fire.

An evacuation centre is at Tenterfield Memorial Hall on Molesworth Street.

 

UPDATE 11.55am: OVERNIGHT, the fire west of Tabulam spread quickly on the north-western edge towards Sugarbag Road. The fire has impacted on a number of properties in this area. Easing conditions has seen the threat to properties in this area reduced.

Firefighters continue to work in the area in an effort to slow the spread of the fire.

NSW Rural Fire Service advise if you are in the area of Sugarbag Road, continue to monitor conditions and take advice from firefighters on the ground.

If you are in the area of Old Bruxner Road and Paddys Flat Road and Tabulam, continue to monitor the situation. Ensure you know what you will do if the situation changes.
Bruxner Highway is now open, under reduced speeds. Drive to conditions. The road may close without notice.

On Wednesday afternoon, the fire north of Tenterfield at Jennings spread quickly in an easterly direction towards properties between Mount Lindesay Road and the Bruxner Highway, however the immediate threat has eased.

Firefighters continue to work with residents to protect properties in the area.
The fire continues to burn on a number of fronts.

The immediate threat has eased to properties between Mount Lindesay Road and the Bruxner Highway (between Tenterfield and Casino). If you are in the area, continue to monitor conditions and take advice from firefighters on the ground.

If the fire reaches your property and it is too late to leave, seek shelter immediately and protect yourself from the heat of the fire.
An evacuation centre is at Tenterfield Memorial Hall on Molesworth Street.

A number of schools are closed today including Tabulam Public School and Drake Public School, Jennings Public School and Wytaliba Public School. For more details visit https://education.nsw.gov.au/public-schools/practical-help-for-parents-and-carers/student-support/school-safety

 

Original story: EASING conditions have helped firefighters battling blazes near Tabulam and Jennings, but they continue to work with residents to protect properties in the area.

A fire west of Tabulam continues to burn on the north western edge towards Sugarbag Road, but easing conditions has seen the threat to properties in this area reduced.

NSW RFS said firefighters continue to work in the area in an effort to slow the spread of the fire.

They advise if you are in the area of Sugarbag Road, continue to monitor conditions and take advice from firefighters on the ground.

If you are in the area of Old Bruxner Road and Paddys Flat Road and Tabulam, continue to monitor the situation. Ensure you know what you will do if the situation changes.

Bruxner Highway is closed between Tambulam Road and Bruxner Road.

An evacuation centre is being set up at Bonalbo Bowling Club on Woodenbong Road.

A number of schools will be closed on Thursday including Tabulam Public School and Drake Public School.

A fire burning in the area of Jennings, north of Tenterfield has burnt out more than 15,000 hectares.

Easing weather conditions has reduced the immediate threat to properties, but the fire continues to burn on a number of fronts.

NSW RFS advise if you are in the area, continue to monitor conditions and take advice from firefighters on the ground.

If the fire reaches your property and it is too late to leave, seek shelter immediately and protect yourself from the heat of the fire.

An evacuation centre is being established at Tenterfield Memorial Hall on Molesworth Street.

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 the rfs website , this website, 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 livetraffic.rta.nsw.gov.au. Roads may be closed without warning.

Current warning levels at major NSW fires are as follows:

Emergency Warning - Tingha Plateau (Inverell LGA) - Date: 14/02/2019 Time (24 hour format): 04:54

Watch and Act - Wallangarra (Tenterfield LGA) - Date: 14/02/2019 Time (24 hour format): 04:54

Watch & Act - Bruxner Highway fire, west of Tabulam (Tenterfield LGA) - Date: 14/02/2019 Time (24 hour format): 04:47

Advice - Linton fire (Tamworth LGA) - Date: 14/02/2019 Time (24 hour format): 00:47



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