Source: NSW Rural Fire Service

Mid North Coast Fires - Wingham, Taree and Nabiac areas

Posted:12/11/2019 11:54

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.

A map of predicted fire paths as at 10am Tuesday 12 November is available here

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 information on road closures, check www.livetraffic.com. Roads may be closed without warning.

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