Source: NSW Rural Fire Service

Watch and Act - Long Gully Rd, Drake (Tenterfield LGA) 2019-09-09 16:10
Posted: 2019-09-09 16:10

A bush fire is burning in the Long Gully Road, Drake area. The fire has burnt more than 32,800 hectares and is out of control.

Current Situation

The fire is burning in bushland south of the Bruxner Highway and south of Drake and Tabulum, to the west of the Clarence River, in the Girard State Forest.

The fire is burning in a north easterly direction along Long Gully Road and Plains Station Road, towards the Bruxner Highway and the villages of Drake and Tabulum. It is expected to reach the area of Drake and the Bruxner Highway.

Firefighters are working with property owners along both these roads to protect properties as the fire front approaches.

Strong winds are expected to continue today. Fallen trees and fire may impact local roads.

Advice

If you are in the area of Drake, Ewingar, Tilbaroo and areas on the western side of the Clarence River, put your bush fire survival plan into action now.

Well prepared and actively defended properties can offer protection.

Areas on the eastern side of the Clarence River should monitor conditions closely. Ensure you know what you will do if the fire impacts on your property.

The Bruxner Highway may be closed at short notice. Check Live Traffic for updates.

If you live in the area but are away from your home, it may not be safe to return to your property.

Other Information

An Evacuation Centre at Tenterfield Showgrounds, 62 Miles St, Tenterfield is open today from 07:00hrs to 23:00hrs.
Members of the public can register their details prior to attending the Evacuation Centre. Visit the Register Find Reunite site at https://register.redcross.org.au and register for the 'Bushfire in Tenterfield'.
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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