Source: NSW Rural Fire Service

Watch and Act - Bees Nest fire (Armidale LGA)

Posted:09/09/2019 11:02

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A bush fire is burning north of Ebor and to the north west of Dorrigo. The fire is currently more than 63,200 hectares and is out of control.

Current Situation

The fire is burning to the north of Ebor, on multiple fronts.

The fire has impacted Armidale Road and Tyringham Road, in the vicinity of Tyringham and Dundarrabin.

A large spot fire is also burning in the Muldiva State Forest, burning towards Tyringham Road, in the Bostobrick area.

Firefighters have continued working overnight with landholders to protect isolated properties in the area. A number of tactical backburns have been conducted to protect properties.

Strong west to south westerly winds are currently affecting the area. This will continue to push the fire in a north easterly direction.

Advice

If you are in the area of Tyringham, Marengo, Moonpar, Billys Creek, Dundarrabin or Bostobrick, you should put your bush fire survival plan into action. Know what you will do if the fire threatens.

Residents in the area should continue to monitor to situation.

Well prepared and actively defended properties can offer protection.

Fire and fallen trees may continue to impact a number of local roads. Follow the directions of firefighters on the ground.

If you live in the area but are away from your home, it may not be safe to return to your property.

Community Meetings

The following community information meetings are scheduled for Monday. Details of any further meetings will be updated here.

1000-1100hrs at 9A Armidale Road, Ebor
1300-1400hrs at Tyringham Rural Fire Station - 8436 Armidale Road, Tyringham
1500-1600hrs at Dorrigo Showground - 4180 Waterfall Way, Dorrigo
Other Information

An evacuation centre is open at Dorrigo Showground at 4180 Waterfall Way, Dorrigo.
Smoke from this fire may be affecting the areas of Dorrigo and Coffs Harbour.
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.
The next update on this fire will be issued by 09/09/2019 13:00 or if the situation changes.

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