Source: NSW Rural Fire Service

Watch and Act
Watch and Act - Myall Creek Road fire (Richmond Valley LGA)

Posted:13/11/2019 13:29

An watch and act is in place for a bush fire burning near Bungawalbin, New Italy and The Gap. The fire is more than 3,800 hectares and is out of control.

Current Situation

The fire is expected to impact the areas of Bungawalbin, New Italy and The Gap Road.
Containment lines have been constructed to the west of the fire.
Southerly winds early may push the fire north towards Woodburn and Swan Bay areas.
The fire spotted across the Pacific Highway at New Italy. Crews were able to contain this before it spread further.
Advice

If you are in the area of Bungawalbin, New Italy, Woodburn and Swan Bay, monitor conditions.
Put your bush fire survival plan into action. Leaving early is your safest option.
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 www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/nsp.
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 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 13/11/2019 15:30 or if the situation changes.

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