Source: NSW Rural Fire Service

Watch and Act - Sandy Creek, Wollomombi (Armidale LGA)

Posted: 28/09/2019 14:43

A bush fire is burning near the Waterfall Way, Wollomombi. The fire has burnt out more than 60 hectares and is being controlled.

Current Situation

The fire is burning along the Waterfall Way, which is currently closed to all but residents due to firefighting operations.

Fire activity is increasing across the fireground.

Firefighters are working to contain the fire ahead of forecast gusty westerly winds and low humidity today. There is a very high fire danger today and a TOTAL FIRE BAN is in force.

Water bombing aircraft and heavy plant will support operations throughout the day, as we attempt close containment should fire behaviour and weather conditions allow. Contingency containment lines are being developed and will be implemented as required. The increased winds and low humidity is likely continue throughout the weekend, therefore people in the vicinity of the fires should keep up to date with the situation as conditions can change quickly. The forecast weather conditions are conducive to spot fire activity.

Advice

Residents in the Waterfall Way area east of the fire are advised to enact your bush fire survival plan.

If your plan is to leave, or you are not prepared, leave early.

Well prepared and actively defended homes can offer safety during the fire.

Other Information

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.
If you live in the area but are away from home, it may not be safe to return to your property.
For information on road closures, check http://livetraffic.rta.nsw.gov.au. Roads may be closed without warning.

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