Source: NSW Rural Fire Service

Watch and Act - Carrai Creek (Armidale LGA) - Jacobs Spur (Kempsey LGA)

Posted:26/10/2019 13:58

A bush fire is burning in the Carrai Creek area. The fire is more than 16,650 hectares in size and is being controlled. The Jacobs Spur Fire is burning approx 18km south east of the Carrai Creek Fire in the Willi Willi National Park and is being controlled. This fire has burnt more than 2330ha and is being controlled.

Current Situation

Carrai Creek Fire

The fire is burning on the eastern side of the Macleay River in the Carrai National Park and Oxley Wild Rivers National Park.

The fire remains active on the northern side of the fire ground in the Carrai State Conservation area in the vicinity of Fingerboard Crossing, Flaggy Rock Crossing and Broad Crossing.

Fire activity has increased on the southern side of the fire in the Fitzroy Tableland area.

In the south west the fire continues burning in the vicinity of Buggeroo Creek, Kunderang Brook and Fitzroy Creek.

Due to remoteness and the rugged terrain containment options are difficult and will take several days to implement.

Jacobs Spur Fire

The fire is burning in the Willi Willi National Park approximately 30km west of Kempsey and to the south of Bellbrook. The fire is currently burning in remote area to the west of McCoys Creek.


Weather conditions are forecast to deteriorate today and across the weekend. This is likely to move the fire in a more easterly direction. People in the areas of Fitzroy Tablelands, Lower Creek, Comara, Bellbrook, MacKenzies Creek, Scrubby Creek, Warbro Brook, Moparrabah, Willawarrin and Toorumbee should monitor conditions and put your bush fire survival plan into action.

If you do not have a Bush Fire Survival Plan, know what you will do if the fire threatens your property.

Other Information

If your life is at risk, call Triple Zero (000) immediately.
Continue to stay up to date with the bush fire situation by checking, listening to your local radio station or by calling the NSW RFS Bush Fire Information Line on 1800 679 737.
If you live in the area but are away from home, it may not be safe to return to your property.
For information on road closures, check Roads may be closed without warning.
The next update on this fire will be issued by 26/10/2019 15:00 or if the situation changes.

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