The firefront at Myall Ck near Bungawalbin.
The firefront at Myall Ck near Bungawalbin. RFS

ROLLING COVERAGE: What you need to know about the fires

WHAT WE KNOW:

WATCH & ACT: Mt Nardi fire, remains out of control (The fire is more than 5,500 hectares in size and is not yet controlled)

WATCH & ACT: Myall Creek Road, Bora Ridge fire, remains out of control (Bungawalbin, New Italy and The Gap. The fire is more than 14,120 hectares and is out of control)

WATCH & ACT: Border Trail, Woodenbong fire, remains out of control. (The fire is more than 9,940 hectares in size and is out of control)

 

Advice 

WARDELL FIRE: Under control.

Road closed: Summerland Way closed, Gradys Ck Rd to Woodenbong and Woodenbong to Rathdowney in QLD.

Road closed: Bungawalbin/ Whiprie Rd closed, between Summerland Way and Moonem/ New Italy Rds

SEVERE FIRE DANGER WARNING.

TOTAL FIRE BAN.

 

UPDATE 2.58PM BOARDER TRAIL / WOODENBONG

The RFS reported a bush fire is burning in the Border Trail, Woodenbong area. The fire is more than 9,944 hectares in size and is out of control.

Current Situation

  • A fire is burning in the Woodenbong area. Fire activity remains active across the fireground, especially in the east / south.
  • The fire is expected to continue burning to the east above the Mount Lindesay Road in Queensland, north of the Dairy Flat area in NSW and south of the Summerland Way towards Unumgar.
  • The Mount Lindesay Road and Summerland Way are closed in the area and is likely to remain closed over coming days stay up to date with Live Traffic NSW.
  • Residents of Woodenbong need to watch out for embers and monitor conditions.

Advice

  • Residents of Woodenbong, Unumgar, Grevillia and surrounds, including Mount Lindesay Road, Summerland Way, Grahams Creek Road, McMillans Road, Fireplace Road, Towers Road, Glen Road, Burnetts Lane, Pole Bridge Road and Telephone Road need to monitor conditions and know what you will do if the fire threatens you and your property.
  • If you are in the area of Unumgar and Grevillia areas and your plan is to leave, leave now in a southerly direction towards Kyogle. Monitor conditions.
  • If you are in the area of Woodenbong and Grahams Creek, monitor conditions.
  • An emergency warning has been issued for residents in the Mount Lindesay area, on the Queensland side of the border. For more details visit the QFES website https://newsroom.psba.qld.gov.au/.

 

UPDATE 2:58PM - MYALL CREEK ROAD FIRE:

Crews are currently undertaking property protection in the Bungawalbin-Whiporie and Moonen-New Italy road areas.

Residents in these areas should seek shelter as the fire approaches and take advice from fire fighters on the ground.

Crews are currently undertaking property protection in the Bungawalbin-Whiporie and Moonen-New Italy road areas.

Residents in these areas should seek shelter as the fire approaches and take advice from fire fighters on the ground.

 

Current Situation

  • The fire in burning in the area of Bungawalbin, New Italy.
  • The fire is burning towards the Main Camp Road area.
  • The southern edge of the fire is continuing to burn through the Doubleduke State Forest towards the Tabbimobile State Forest.
  • There has been an increase of fire activity this afternoon, particularly in the area of Bungawalbin-Whipoorie Road.
  • The Pacific Highway is open, but visibility may be reduced due to smoke. Stay up to date with Live Traffic NSW.

Advice

  • If you are in the area of Gibberagee and the path is clear, leave now towards Summerland Way.
  • If you are in the area of Whiporie, watch out for smoke and embers.
  • If you are in the area Neileys Lagoon, Bungawalbin-Whiporie and Williams Road, Whites Road and New Italy, monitor conditions and know what to do if a fire approaches. Take advice from firefighters in the area.
  • If you are in the area of Haughwoods Road, watch out for burning embers which may start spot fires ahead of the main fire front.
  • If you are in the area of Boggy Creek Road, Eucalyptus Drive, Swan Bay and east of the Pacific Highway near Turners Road and Red Gate Road, monitor conditions.

 

UPDATE 2:07PM MT NARDI FIRE:

The Mt Nardi Fire has been raised to a Watch and Act level due to increased activity in the Commissioners Creek area South of Uki. Crews are protecting properties in the area.

Residents of Commissioners Creek and Doon Doon areas should put your Bushfire Survival Plan into action and take advice from firefighters on the ground.

If you do not have a Bushfire Survival Plan, know what you will do if the fire affects your property.

If your life is at risk call 000 immediately.

Current Situation

  • A fire is burning in the Mount Nardi area, Nightcap National Park between Nimbin, Repentance Creek, Mullumbimby and Doon Doon.
  • There is an increase in fire activity on the northern side of the fire, in the Commissioners Creek area.
  • Firefighters are working on strategic backburns, and are identifying containment lines.
  • Crews are working to protect properties as the fire comes from ridge lines.
     

Advice

  • If you are in the areas of Tuntable Creek, Huonbrook Valley, Upper Wilsons Creek, Commissioners Creek and Upper Coopers Creek, monitor conditions.
  • Know what you will do if the fire threatens.

WOODENBONG

A BUSH fire is burning in the Border Trail, Woodenbong area. The fire is more than 6,448 hectares in size and is out of control.

Current Situation

  • A fire is burning in the Woodenbong area. Fire activity remains active across the fireground.
  • The fire is burning in the Dairy Flat area towards Unumgar.
  • The Summerland Way is closed in the Mount Lindesay area. Stay up to date with Live Traffic NSW.
  • The fire is also burning towards Grahams Creek Road.
  • The fire is predicted to reach the township of Woodenbong today.

Advice

  • If you are in the area of Woodenbong and your plan is to leave, leave now in a southerly direction towards Urbenville. Monitor conditions.
  • If you are in the area of Dairy Flat, Hilderbrands Road and Unumgar, monitor conditions.
  • Take advice from from firefighters in the area, particularly for residents in the Grahams Creek Road area.

BORA RIDGE

A bush fire is burning near Bungawalbin, New Italy and The Gap. The fire is more than 10,300 hectares and is out of control.

Current Situation

  • The fire in burning in the area of Bungawalbin and New Italy.
  • The fire is burning towards the Main Camp Rd area.
  • The southern edge of the fire is continuing to burn through the Doubleduke State Forest towards the Sandy Crossing area.
  • The Pacific Highway is open, but visibility may be reduced due to smoke. Stay up to date with Live Traffic NSW.

Advice

  • If you are in the area of Gibberagee and the path is clear, leave now towards Summerland Way.
  • If you are in the area of Whiporie, watch out for smoke and embers.
  • If you are in the area Neileys Lagoon, Bungawalbin-Whiporie and Williams Road, Whites Road and New Italy, monitor conditions and know what to do if a fire approaches. Take advice from firefighters in the area.
  • If you are in the area of Hallwoods Road, watch out for burning embers which may start spot fires ahead of the main fire front.
  • If you are in the area of Boggy Creek Road, Eucalyptus Drive, Swan Bay and east of the Pacific Highway near Turners Road and Red Gate Road, monitor conditions.

What you need to do

  • If you are threatened by fire, you may not get assistance.
  • If you are in these areas and your plan is to leave, or your property is not prepared, leave towards a safer location.
  • Safer locations include built up areas, well away from bushland.
  • If you are unable to leave, identify a safer location which may be nearby. This may include a cleared area well away from bushland, or an identified Neighbourhood Safer Place https://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/plan-and-prepare/neighbourhood-safer-places.
  • Avoid bushland areas.

 

Important contact information during the bushfires:

  • Call 000 in an emergency
  • People in affected areas should register online with Register Find Reunite.
  • Bush Fire Information Line on 1800 679 737.
  • For general information and assistance call the Public Information Inquiry Centre on 1800 227 228.
  • For information on preparing for bushfires go to the RFS website for update.
  • Listen to your local radio stations, especially the ABC, and monitor the NSW Police Facebook site.

LAST night, fires were still burning on the Northern Rivers.

An Emergency Warning was still in place for a fire burning on several fronts near Bora Ridge.

The fire was burning at Bungawalbin and New Italy.

The RFS posted dramatic footage of the fire burning at Myall Ck near Bungawalbin.

The RFS held great concerns for a fire burning towards Woodenbong last night.

Fire was also burning at Dairy Flat towards Unumgar.

The Summerland Way was closed in the Mount Lindesay area. Check www.livetraffic.com for information.

The fire was also burning towards Grahams Creek Road.

Fires were also burning on a number of fronts at the Mt Nardi fire in the Nightcap National Park.

Firefighters battled hard to protect homes threatened by fire at Terania Creek and residents were warned to prepare to leave at Doon Doon.

The RFS warned people that today is a Total Fire Ban day and urged landowners not to light their own back burns to protect their own propeeties.

They said they risked lives, including their own, and could destroy other people's property trying to protect theirs.



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