Source: NSW Rural Fire Service

Watch and Act - Washpool State Forest, Coombadjha (Clarence Valley LGA)

Posted:10/11/2019 17:48

A bush fire is burning in the Washpool State Forest near Coombadjha. It is more than 31,800 hectares and is out of control.

Current Situation

The western edge of the fire is burning within the Washpool State Forest and National Parks.

The fire has burned in an easterly direction towards the Clarence River.

The fire crossed the Clarence River, north of Carnham Road, towards the Clarence Way area.

Crews continue working to slow the spread of the fire and protect properties.

Advice

If you are in the areas of Eighteen Mile, Fine Flower, Dumbudgery and Carnham, monitor conditions. Watch out for burning embers which may start spot fires ahead of the main fire front.

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

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.
The next update on this fire will be issued by 10/11/2019 20:00 or if the situation changes.

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