Source: NSW Rural Fire Service

Emergency Warning

Emergency Warning - Long Gully Rd, Drake (Tenterfield LGA)

Posted:07/09/2019 06:45

A bush fire is burning in the Long Gully Rd, Drake area. The fire has burnt more than 6,279 hectares in size and is out of control.

Current Situation

The fire is burning in remote terrain south-west of the Drake village, within the Girard State Forest.

The fire has crossed Long Gully Road, Rocky (Timbarra) River.

A strong wind change moved through the area overnight. The fire is now burning in an east-north-easterly direction towards the Bruxner Highway and Plains Station Rd.

Advice

It is too late to leave. Residents in Ewingar, Tilbaroo and areas on the western side of the Clarence River should seek shelter as the fire approaches.

Take shelter in a solid structure when the fire front arrives. Protect yourself from the heat of the fire.

If you are caught in the path of the fire, you may die or be injured.

An Evacuation Centre has been established at the Tenterfield Showgrounds, 62 Miles St, Tenterfield. It is open today, Friday 6 September from 18:00hrs to 23:00hrs. It will open again on Saturday 7 September from 07:00hrs to 23:00hrs.

Members of the public can register their details prior to attending the Evacuation Centre. Visit Register Find Reunite site at https://register.redcross.org.au and register for the 'Bushfire in Tenterfield'.

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. - For information on road closures, check http://livetraffic.rta.nsw.gov.au. Roads may be closed without warning.


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