Source: NSW Rural Fire Service

Watch and Act - Coombes Gap Complex fire (Port Macquarie-Hastings LGA)

Posted:10/11/2019 17:15

A bush fire is burning in the area of Long Flat, west of Wauchope. It is more than 12,600 hectares and is out of control.

Current Situation

The fire is burning to the on both sides of the Oxley Highway around Long Flat.

The fire is spreading in multiple directions towards Ellenborough and Tilbaroo Crossing.

Easing conditions will assist firefighters to work on establishing containment lines.

Advice

If you are in the areas of Tilbaroo Crossing, Ellenborough, Byabarra or Yarris, continue to monitor conditions. Check your bush fire survival plan and know what to do if conditions change.

Evacuation Centres

An evacuation centre is open Sunday 10 November at Wauchope High School - Nelson Street, Wauchope. You can take animals to Wauchope Showground - Beechwood Road, Wauchope.
People are encouraged to register online at Register Find Reunite https://register.redcross.org.au/ before attending evacuation centres.
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 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 10/11/2019 19:15 or if the situation changes.

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