Source: NSW Rural Fire Service

MERGENCY WARNING - Hillville Rd, Hillville (Mid-Coast LGA)

Posted:08/11/2019 09:58

A bush fire is burning in the Hillville Road, Hillville area. The fire is more than 1,019 hectares in size and is out of control.

Current Situation

The fire is burning on the western side of the Pacific Highway, north of Possum Brush and south of Rainbow Flat.

The fire is burning in the Talawahl Nature Reserve, moving in an easterly direction towards the Highway.

Crews are working to minimise the spread of the fire, ahead of worsening conditions predicted for later today.

Smoke may impact the Pacific Highway, Lakes Way and other local roads throughout the day, causing road closures at short notice.

Advice

If you are in the area of Coates Road, Possum Brush and your plan is to leave, leave now towards Tuncurry.

If you are in the areas of Possum Brush Road and Talawahl, Hallidays Point or Corrigan, continue to monitor conditions.

Check and follow your Bush Fire Survival Plan and prepare for a bush fire in your area. Know what you will do do if the fire threatens your property.

If your plan is to leave, or you are not prepared, leave early.

Other Information

Evacuation Centres have been opened in Club Taree (121 Wingham Road, Taree) and Tuncurry Bowling Club (21 Parkes Street, Tuncurry). People wishing to self evacuate are asked to register online at Register Find Reunite https://register.redcross.org.au/ before attending the evacuation centre. The Centres open at 0900hrs Friday 8 November.
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.



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