Source: NSW Rural Fire Service

Watch and Act - Failford Rd, Darawank (Mid-Coast LGA)

Posted:27/10/2019 11:31

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A bush fire is burning in the Darawank area, north of Forster-Tuncurry. The fire is not yet under control. The fire has burnt more than 2,300 hectares.

Current Situation

There has been an increase in fire activity across the fireground. Fire is burning in the vicinity of The Lakes Way and Timbertop Drive.

The fire is burning in a northerly direction towards Hallidays Point, Corrigan and Black Head.

There is no immediate threat to properties.

Firefighters will continue work to slow the spread of the fire. The fire is producing large amounts of smoke, which may affect the Pacific Highway north of Failford.

There is also fire activity increasing on the Minimbah Road Fire to the south. Other fires are burning in the Tuncurry and Minimbah areas. A Major Fire Update for the Tuncurry and Minimbah fires is available here.

Advice

If you are in the Hallidays Point, Corrigan, Tallwoods Village, Black Head, Red Head and Diamond Beach areas, be aware of burning embers. These may start spot fires ahead of the main fire front. Enact your bush fire survival plan and know what you will do if fire threatens. Take advice from firefighters in the area.

If you are in the Darawank area, monitor conditions.

Roads are closed in the area. Failford Road remains closed between the Pacific Highway and Lakes Way. Blackhead Rd is closed. These will be assessed and may reopen through the day.

The Lakes Way is being reopened between Failford Road and Aquatic Road, noting that this will be reassessed through the day.

Do not use fire trail roads as alternate routes. They are being used for firefighting operations.

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.

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