Source: NSW Rural Fire Service

Watch and Act - Carrai East (Kempsey LGA)

Posted:16/11/2019 16:19

A bush fire is burning in Carrai East, north west of Kempsey. The fire is more than 105,100 hectares in size and is out of control.

Current Situation

The fire is burning to the west and north-west of Kempsey.
The fire has breached containment lines on the northern part of the fire, and has crossed the Armidale Road.

The fire is burning in the Mines Road area, and is burning towards Temagog.
Conditions have eased across the fireground and the immediate threat to homes has eased.
Advice

If you are in the area of Temagog, monitor conditions.
If you are in the area of Five Day Creek, watch out for smoke and embers.
If you are in the area of Lower Creek, Upper Colombatti Creek or west of Kempsey, monitor conditions.

Follow the advice from firefighters in the area.
Follow your bush fire survival plan. Know what you will do if fire threatens.
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 (000).
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 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 18:20 or if the situation changes.

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