Source: NSW Rural Fire Service

MERGENCY WARNING - Bills Crossing Crowdy (Mid-Coast LGA)

Posted:08/11/2019 17:31

A bush fire is burning in the Crowdy Bay National Park area. The fire has burnt more than 6,500 hectares and is being controlled.

Current Situation

The fire is burning in the Crowdy Bay National Park, towards Crowdy Head.

The fire is continuing to spread in a northerly direction east of the Johns River towards Diamond Head, Laurieton and Dunbogan.

The fire is also spreading towards the Harrington area.

Firefighters and water bombing aircraft are working to protect homes.

Crowdy Head Road is closed. Check Live Traffic NSW for road closures.

Advice

If you are in the areas of Laurieton and Dunbogan and your plan is to leave, leave now if it is safe to do so.

If you are in the areas of Crowdy Head and Harrington, seek shelter if the fire approaches. Protect yourself from the heat of the fire.

If you are in the areas of Diamond Head watch out for smoke and embers.

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.

Diamond Head camping area is closed.

Kylies Beach is currently closed.

Other Information

Evacuation Centres have been opened in Club Taree (121 Wingham Road, Taree) and Tuncurry Bowling Club (21 Parkes Street, Tuncurry). People are encouraged to register online at Register Find Reunite https://register.redcross.org.au before attending the evacuation centre. The Centres are open Friday 8 November.

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