Source: NSW Rural Fire Service

Watch and Act - Border Trail, Woodenbong (Kyogle LGA)

Posted:16/11/2019 11:57

A bush fire is burning in the Border Trail, Woodenbong area. The fire is more than 6,400 hectares in size and is out of control.

Current Situation

A fire is burning in the Woodenbong area. Fire activity remains active across the fireground.

The fire is burning in the Dairy Flat area towards Unumgar.

The Summerland Way is closed in the Mount Lindesay area. Stay up to date with Live Traffic NSW.

The fire is also burning towards Grahams Creek Road.

The fire is predicted to reach the township of Woodenbong today.

Advice

If you are in the area of Woodenbong and your plan is to leave, leave now in a southerly direction towards Urbenville. Monitor conditions.
If you are in the area of Dairy Flat, Hilderbrands Road and Unumgar, monitor conditions.
Take advice from from firefighters in the area, particularly for residents in the Grahams Creek Road area.
What you need to do

If you are threatened by fire, you may not get assistance.
If you are in these areas and your plan is to leave, or your property is not prepared, leave towards a safer location.
Safer locations include built up areas, well away from bushland.
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 https://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/plan-and-prepare/neighbourhood-safer-places.
Avoid bushland areas.
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

For a list of evacuation centres 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 Wednesday 13 November visit https://education.nsw.gov.au/public-schools/school-safety.
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 http://livetraffic.rta.nsw.gov.au. Roads may be closed without warning.
The next update on this fire will be issued by 16/11/2019 14:00 or if the situation changes.

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