Source: NSW Rural Fire Service

Watch and Act
Watch and Act - Old Glen Innes Rd, Newton Boyd (Clarence Valley LGA)

Posted:11/11/2019 16:52

A bush fire is burning in the Old Glen Innes Road, Newton Boyd area. The fire is currently 16,500 hectares in size and is out of control.

Current Situation

A fire burning in the Newton Boyd area has crossed the Boyd River.

The fire has continued to burn in an easterly and north easterly direction towards Coutts Crossing.

Firefighters are protecting properties on Old Glen Innes Road, south of Newton Boyd, and around Coutts Crossing.

This fire has now merged with the Liberation Trail fire.

Smoke and embers may affect Dalmorton, Buccurumby, Glens Creek and Nymboida.

Advice

If you are in area of Newton Boyd, Coutts Crossing and Glenreagh, monitor conditions and watch out for spot fires.

Check and follow your Bush Fire Survival Plan. If you do not have a plan, decide what you will do if the situation changes. Leaving early is your safest option.

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. 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 https://education.nsw.gov.au/public-schools/school-safety.

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 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.
The next update on this fire will be issued by 11/11/2019 18:30 or if the situation changes.

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