Source: NSW Rural Fire Service

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

Posted:11/11/2019 16:50

A bush fire is burning in the area of Long Flat, west of Wauchope. It is more than 14,600 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 continues to burn within containment lines.

Firefighters will continue working to establish and strengthen containment lines.


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 and School Closures

Evacuation centres open today Monday 11 November are: Club Taree; Wauchope High School ( Wauchope Showground for animals); Laurieton United Services Club; Kempsey Showground; Kempsey Macleay RSL Club; Anglican Church Bowraville; Grafton Community Centre; Coraki Bowling Club; Nimbin Showground. The Evacuation centre at the Old Bar Club is closed.
People are encouraged to register online at Register Find Reunite before attending evacuation centres.
For a list of school closures on Monday 11 November visit
Other Information

Worsening weather conditions on Tuesday 12 November 2019 will see areas across the state with severe, extreme and catastrophic fire danger. These are very dangerous conditions. Visit the NSW RFS website for more details.
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.
For information on road closures, check Roads may be closed without warning.
The next update on this fire will be issued by 11/11/2019 18:15 or if the situation changes.

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