Source: NSW Rural Fire Service

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

Posted:17/11/2019 10:33

A bush fire is burning in the Border Trail, Woodenbong area. The fire is more than 6,440 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, specially in the east.
The fire is burning in the Dairy Flat area towards Unumgar.
The fire is moving in a south easterly direction towards Summerland Way. Spotting has been recorded ahead of the firefront.
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.

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.
An emergency warning has been issued for residents in the Mount Lindesay area, on the Queensland side of the border. For more details visit the QFES website
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
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
People are encouraged to register online at Register Find Reunite before attending evacuation centres.
For a list of school closures on Wednesday 13 November visit
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 Roads may be closed without warning.

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