Source: NSW Rural Fire Service

Watch and Act - Long Gully Rd, Drake (Tenterfield LGA)

Posted:10/09/2019 12:22

A bush fire is burning in the Long Gully Road, Drake area. The fire has burnt more than 40,000 hectares and is out of control.

Current Situation

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

The fire is burning along Long Gully Road and Plains Station Road, towards the Bruxner Highway and the villages of Drake and Tabulam. It is expected to reach the area of Drake and the Bruxner Highway.

Firefighters worked overnight with property owners along both these roads to protect properties as the fire front approached. The fire has progressed towards Timbarra.

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

The Bruxner Highway is closed between Tabulam and Tenterfield. Check Live Traffic for updates.


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.

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 8am to 8pm.

Members of the public can register their details prior to attending the Evacuation Centre. Visit the Register Find Reunite site at 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, 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 10/09/2019 14:00 or if the situation changes.

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