Source: NSW Rural Fire Service

Watch and Act - Kangawalla fire, near Shannon Vale (Glen Innes Severn LGA)

Posted:10/11/2019 17:10

A bush fire is burning in the Shannon Vale area. The fire is more than 12,450 hectares and is out of control.

Current Situation

The northern edge of the fire is burning in around the Gwydir Highway, in the Shannon Vale and Wytaliba area.

The fire burned in an north easterly direction towards the Newton Boyd, the Henry River area and the Mann River area.

Crews are conducting backburning operations along the Highway from Old Grafton Road, in the vicinity of Oaky Bluff.

Advice

If you are in the area of Wytabliba, monitor conditions. Watch out for burning embers which may start spot fires ahead of the main fire front.

Check and follow your Bush Fire Survival Plan. If you do not have a plan, decide what you will do if the situation changes.

Evacuation Centres

An evacuation centre is open Sunday 10 November at Glen Innes Showground - Bourke Street and Hunter Street, Glen Innes.
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 19:10 or if the situation changes.

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