Source: NSW Rural Fire Service

Watch and Act - Shark Creek 2 (Clarence Valley LGA) 2019-09-10 08:37
Posted: 2019-09-10 08:37

A bush fire is burning in bushland in the Yuraygir National Park and Shark Creek area, south of Yamba. The fire has burnt more than 7,750 hectares and is out of control.

Current Situation

The fire is burning in bushland in the Yuraygir National Park and Shark Creek area, south of Yamba.

There is fire burning to the north and south of Angourie and Wooloweyah. The fire is impacting on the southern side of the villages.

Firefighters were able to strengthen containment lines below Gulmarrad, with back burning and blacking out.

Overnight the fire breached containment lines north of Angourie village to the east of Angourie Road, the fire has slowly progressed north easterly towards Yamba.

Strong winds are expected mid-morning with gusts up to 80kph pushing the fire in a northerly direction towards Yamba.

Firefighters are working to protect homes in the area.

Advice

If you are in the areas of Wooloweyah, Angourie, Yamba or Gulmarrad, monitor conditions and ensure you know what you will do if fire threatens.

Be alert for burning embers which may be blown ahead of the main firefront. These may start new fires.

Homes can offer safety.

Conditions may be changing. Continue to monitor the situation and follow your Bush Fire Survival Plan.

Other Information

An Evacuation Centre is open at Yamba Bowling Club at 44 Wooli Street, Yamba.
You can register your details prior to attending the Evacuation Centre. Visit the Register Find Reunite site at https://register.redcross.org.au and register for the 'Shark Creek 2 Bushfire'.
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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