Source: NSW Rural Fire Service

EMERGENCY WARNING - Rumba Dump, Hillville Road fires - Wingham, Taree and Nabiac areas

Posted:12/11/2019 14:36

This message applies to the areas of Wingham, Taree, Nabiac and surrounding areas.

There is a number of bush fires burning in the area between Gloucester, Nabiac, Taree and Laurieton.
Under forecast weather conditions on Tuesday, these fires will spread quickly towards the coast.
Fires may impact on areas including Wingham and the outskirts of Taree.
EMERGENCY WARNING - HILLVILLE ROAD FIRE

The Hillville Road is spreading quickly towards Nabiac and Failford.

If you are in the area of Nabiac and Failford, seek shelter as the fire approaches. Protect yourself from the heat of the fire.

The fire is also burning in the area of Tinonee, Purfleet and Old Bar.

If you are in the area of Tinonee, Purfleet and Old Bar and surrounding areas, seek shelter as the fire approaches. Protect yourself from the heat of the fire.
Old Bar Road is being closed.
EMERGENCY WARNING - RUMBA DUMP FIRE

The Rumba Dump fire is burning in the area of Elands, Bobin and Marlee.
The fire has breached containment lines and is spreading quickly.
If you are in the area of Elands, Bobin, Marlee and areas north west of Wingham, seek shelter as the fire front arrives. Protect yourself from the heat of the fire.
What you need to do

If you are threatened by fire, you may not get assistance.
If you are in this area and your plan is to leave, or you are not prepared, leave towards a safer location.
A safer location may include built up areas including Laurieton, Kew, Taree, Wingham, Gloucester, Forster/Tuncurry.
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 www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/nsp.
Avoid bushland areas.
A southerly change is forecast early on Wednesday morning. This may push the fire in a northerly direction.
If you are threatened by fire

Do not be in the path of the fire.
Protect yourself from the heat of the fire. Wear protective clothing and footwear. Cover all exposed skin.
If the fire impacts, seek shelter in a solid structure to protect yourself from the heat of the fire.
If your life is at risk, call Triple Zero.
Other Information

Stay up to date on bush fires in your area by checking the NSW RFS website, listening to your local radio station, or by calling the NSW RFS Bush Fire Information Line on 1800 679 737.
For a list of evacuation centres open Tuesday 12 November visit https://www.emergency.nsw.gov.au/Pages/for-the-community/disaster-assistance/disaster-assistance.aspx.
People are encouraged to register online at Register Find Reunite https://register.redcross.org.au/ before attending evacuation centres.
For a list of school closures on Tuesday 12 November visit https://education.nsw.gov.au/public-schools/school-safety.
For information on road closures, check www.livetraffic.com. Roads may be closed without warning.
The next update on this fire will be issued by 12/11/2019 15:10 or if the situation changes.

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