Firefighters are in high spirits, working to contain fires from the air and on the ground. Picture Nimbin Rural Fire Brigade
Firefighters are in high spirits, working to contain fires from the air and on the ground. Picture Nimbin Rural Fire Brigade

Firefighters remain on high alert

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WHAT WE KNOW:

  • Nightcap National Park: Emergency warnings, out of control, evacuations in place
  • Bora Ridge fire: Advice level, being controlled, two homes lost, 4 hospitalised with smoke inhalation
  • Wardell fire: Advice level, under control
  • Torrington fire: Watch & Act, being controlled.

UPDATE 10.36pm: THE Mt Nardi fire is at Watch & Act level but is still burning out of control.

Conditions can change rapidly, so please monitor warnings on Fires Near Me.

The Channon Public School, Nimbin Central School, Coffee Camp Public School, Barkers Vale Public School, Tuntable Crekk School, Tuntable Falls Community College and Rainbow Ridge school are all closed tomorrow (Monday).

Residents are advised to be ready to leave if advised.

UPDATE 7.21pm: THE Channon Public School is closed tomorrow due to fires burning at Terania Creek and surrounds.

Quinns Bus Service said their bus services to Nimbin and The Channon will notrun Monday and Tuesday. 

Check services for further updates.

UPDATE 6.26pm: EVACUATIONS are continuing at Terania Ck, Tuntable Falls and Wallace Rd areas.

A resident form The Channon said multiple police vehicles have been going through the village this afternoon along Terania Creek Road towards Protestors Falls.

Thick smoke has blanketed the village and surrounds and is reducing visability.

Fire crews continue to battle the Mt Nardi Fire on a number of fronts.

 

UPDATE 6.10pm: A COMMUNITY meeting will be held to provide fire information to residenta at Huonbrook, Mullumbimby, Koonyum Range, Main Arm, Upper Main Arm, Goonengerry, Wilsons Creek, Wanganui, Federal and surrounds.

A community meeting will be held tomorrow (Monday 11) at Mullumbimby Memorial Hall at 55 Dalley St, Mullumbimby at 11am  to update residents on the current bush fire situation.


Go to ww.rfs.nsw.gov.au for further info related to fires and advice.

#NSWRFS #Mullumbimby #NorthernRivers, #ByronShire

 

 UPDATE: NSW RFS advise people in the vicinity of Tuntable Falls, Wallace Road and Terania Creek  to leave and head to evacuation centres at Nimbin Showground and The Channon Sports ground.

Tuntable Falls residents should leave via Tuntable Falls and should head to Nimbin. People on Wallace Rd are advised to go to The Channon sportsground.

Evacuations are taking place at Tuntable Falls, Terania Creekand Wallace Road as Mt Nardi fire activity increases.
Evacuations are taking place at Tuntable Falls, Terania Creekand Wallace Road as Mt Nardi fire activity increases. Richmond Police District

The fire is burning on multiple fronts towards Tuntable Falls Road in the south and Huonbrook in the east.

Advice

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.

If you are in the area of Tuntable Falls, leave now towards Nimbin.

If you are in the area of Terania Creek Road and Terania Creek, leave now towards The Channon.

Rummery Park campground is closed.

Evacuation Centres

An evacuation centre is open Sunday 10 November at Nimbin Showground - 33-37 Cecil Street, Nimbin.
People are encouraged to register online at Register Find Reunite https://register.redcross.org.au/ before attending evacuation centres.
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 10/11/2019 16:45 or if the situation changes.

UPDATE: NSW rural fire service have declared a statewide total fire ban for tomorrow and Tuesday due to dangerous fire conditions.

The total fire ban will commence at midnight tonight.

Dangerous fire conditions are forecast for large parts of NSW.

There is already extensive fire activity across the north coast and northern NSW areas. These fires won't be contained in time.

Under these conditions, these fires will spread quickly and will threaten homes and lives.

These conditions will be as bad, if not worse, than those experienced on Friday as they will be across a much broader area including large population centres like Sydney.

Fire Danger Ratings will be provided this afternoon, based on the latest forecast.

UPDATE: Nimbin Rural Fire Brigade are urging people to stick to their Bush Fire Survival Plan at Mt Nardi fire.


"Sunday morning and conditions are not so different from yesterday's weather," Nimbin Rural Fire Brigade posted on their Facebook page.

"Today we have 44 local firefighters and 8 appliances working to suppress the spread of fire in Terania Creek Valley and along Wallace Rd."

"Despite a long day and overnight efforts, the fire has spotted across Wallace Rd, north of Tuntable Falls Trail.

"Crews have fallen back to this line and are working hard to exclude fire from the Tuntable Falls CoOp side ahead of an E/SE afternoon wind change.


"We have learned that people are returning to their homes in Tuntable Falls CoOp and Newton Drive. While the Watch and Act advice level remains in place, residents need to be aware that this remains an extremely dynamic situation."

"The Evacuation advice remains in place. If your plan is to leave... Leave."

RFS Northern Zone Superintendent Michael Brett said while the fire is still burning, crews are working within the containment lines and have deployed aircrafts to compliment crews efforts on the ground working to remove some vegetation.

"The fire is still burning in remote areas but the active fire burning on the western side is currently being slowed with water bucketing from aircrafts," He said.

The rest of the fire is being monitored.

Supt-Int Brett said firefighters are 'doing a tremendous job'. 

"They are fatigued because they have been working for several weeks but are in high spirits and are being supported by National parks and local RFS."
 

ORIGINAL:

 

UPDATE 9.20am: DANGEROUS fire conditions are forecast for Tuesday, November 12.

Widespread areas of NSW will experience Severe or Extreme fire danger.

Under these conditions, lives and homes will be at risk.

RFS advises people start taking action now. 

Nimbin RFS posted an update on the Mt Nardi fire to their Facebook site last night.

They said : "Night time operations continue along Wallace Rd. Fire remains to the east of this ridge line and north of the hand-tool line east to the top of Tuntable Falls. The western and northern fire-ground edges remain inaccessible".

They said Terania Creek operations have been successful in keeping fire away from homes, despite a spot-over across the Nicholson Trail.

Day crews from The Channon,  Dunoon and Rosebank  worked during the day and crews from Blue Knob, Hanging Rock, Tuncester and Nimbin worked overnight.

"Night crews are currently taking advantage of benign conditions, investigating strategies to minimise any further southern expansion of that spread."

The post said: "East of Terania Creek crews have been in a battle to save homes in the Upper Huonbrook, with fire along both sides of that Byron Shire valley. Mt Nardi brigades don't have any exposure to that Eastern Division of this fire".

Organisers have advised The Channon markets have been cancelled today.

Original story: FIRES continue to burn across the Northern Rivers, with a Watch & Act warning in place for the Mt Nardi fire.

The fire is burning in the Nightcap National Park and is impacting Terania Creek, Tuntable Falls and Huonbrook.

The Rural Fire service said the fire is burning on multiple fronts towards Tuntable Falls Road in the south and Huonbrook in the east.

Fire activity has eased and firefighters continue working to slow the spread of the fire.

Residents are advised to 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.

If you are in the area of Tuntable Falls and your plan is to leave, leave towards Nimbin.

If you are in the area of Terania Creek Road and Terania Creek and your plan is to leave, leave towards The Channon.

A bush fire burning in the area of Myall Creek Rd, Bora Ridge is at Advice level.

The fire has burnt more than 790 hectares and is out of control and burning on multiple fronts.

To the north the fire is burning towards the Coraki Ellangowan Road near Bora Ridge.

To the south the fire is burning in a south-easterly direction towards the Bungawalbin-Whiporie Road in the Yarringully State Conservation Area.

Crews are on scene as there is still a threat to properties in the area.

Advice

If you are in the area of Myall Creek Road, Coraki-Ellangowan Road and the Bungawalbin-Whiporie Road at Bora Ridge, monitor conditions.

Put your bush fire plan into action and know what you will do if the fire threatens.

The Torrington fire is at Advice level, but is burning out of control.

The Wardell fire is listed at advice level and is listed as 'under control'.

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 10/11/2019 12:00 or if the situation changes.



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