Source: NSW Rural Fire Service

Watch and Act
Watch and Act - Liberation Trail (includes former Shultz Road Fire, Clarence Valley LGA)

Posted:11/11/2019 17:29

A bush fire is burning to the south west of Grafton. The fire has burnt more than 135,850 hectares and is out of control.

Current Situation

The fire is burning in multiple directions towards Glenreagh, Nana Glen and Coutts Crossing.

The Liberation Trail fire has joined the Old Glen Innes Road Fire, Shultz Road Fire, Billys Hill Fire, Twelve Sixty Fire, Black Mountain Fire and Muck Creek Fire.

The Armidale Road remains closed south of Coutts Crossing due to significant safety risks. An information point has been established at the Nymboida Camping and Canoeing Centre for people remaining in the area of Nymboida.


If you are in the area of Glenreagh, Old Glen Innes Road near Chambigne, or Armidale Road, Coutts Crossing, monitor conditions.

Check and follow your Bush Fire Survival Plan. Know what you will do if a fire threatens.

Watch out for spot fires which may start ahead of the main fire front.

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; Mullumbimby Ex Services Club; Cavanbah Centre Byron Bay. 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 10 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 19:30 or if the situation changes.

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