Source: NSW Rural Fire Service

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

Posted:16/12/2019 14:29

A bush fire is burning in the Myall Creek Road, Bora Ridge area. The fire is currently 121,000 hectares in size and is out of control.

Current Situation

There is increasing fire activity in the Tullymorgan Road, Tullymorgan and Ashby area.
To the north the fire is burning towards the Coraki Ellangowan Road near Bora Ridge.
To the south the fire is burning in a south-easterly direction towards the Bungawalbin-Whiporie Road in the Yarringully State Conservation Area.
Advice

If you are in the area of Tullymorgan Road, Tullymorgan and Ashby, monitor conditions.
Know what you will do if the fire threatens.
Follow your bush fire survival plan.
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 (000).
If you are in an area that has already been affected by fire, there may be small areas of active fire burning for some time. Be aware of the dangers of trees and branches falling.
Other Information

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.
People with respiratory conditions who are affected by bush fire smoke should activate their health management plan and seek medical advice if necessary. Take precautions, such as staying indoors and closing windows.
For information on road closures, check Live Traffic NSW. Roads may be closed without warning.
Monitor weather conditions and weather warnings at Bureau of Meteorology.
The next update on this fire will be issued by 16/12/2019 16:30 or if the situation changes.

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