Source: NSW Rural Fire Service

Watch and Act - Liberation Trail fire (Clarence Valley)

Posted:15/11/2019 15:56

A bush fire is burning in the Nymboida and Glenreagh areas. The fire has burnt more than 148,120 hectares and is being controlled.

Current situation

The fire is burning in the Kangaroo Creek and Kremnos area, north west of Glen Reagh.
The southern extent of the fire is active in the Moleton, Yarracooma, Paddys Plain, Cradle Creek and Lowanna areas.
The easterly extent of the fire is active in the Nana Glen and Glenreagh areas.
The northerly extent of the fire is active in the Coutts Crossing, Shannondale, Buccarumbi and Chambigne areas.
Conditions have eased across the fireground, however conditions are set to worsen with forecast higher temperatures later today.
Firefighters supported by water bombing aircraft will continue working to protect life and property around the fireground.
Advice

If you are in the area of Yarracooma, Paddys Plain, Cradle Creek, Lowanna, Nana Glen, Glen Reagh, Coutts Crossing, Shannondale, Buccarumbi, Moleton and Chambigne monitor conditions.
Take advice from firefighters in the area.
Know what you will do if the fire approaches. The safest option is always to leave early.
What you need to do

If you are threatened by fire, you may not get assistance.
If you are in these areas and your plan is to leave, or your property is not prepared, leave towards a safer location.
Safer locations include built up areas, well away from bushland.
If you are unable to leave, identify a safer location which may be nearby. This may include a cleared area well away from bushland, or an identified Neighbourhood Safer Place https://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/plan-and-prepare/neighbourhood-safer-places.
Avoid bushland areas.
If you are threatened by fire

Do not be in the path of the fire.
Protect yourself from the heat of the fire. Wear protective clothing and footwear. Cover all exposed skin.
If the fire impacts, seek shelter in a solid structure to protect yourself from the heat of the fire.
If your life is at risk, call Triple Zero.
Other Information

For a list of evacuation centres visit https://www.emergency.nsw.gov.au/Pages/for-the-community/disaster-assistance/disaster-assistance.aspx.
People are encouraged to register online at Register Find Reunite https://register.redcross.org.au/ before attending evacuation centres.
For a list of school closures on Wednesday 13 November visit https://education.nsw.gov.au/public-schools/school-safety.
Stay up to date on bush fires in your area by checking the NSW RFS website, 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 15/11/2019 18:00 or if the situation changes.

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