Source: NSW Rural Fire Service

Emergency Warning - Gwydir Hwy, Jackadgery (Clarence Valley LGA)

Posted:08/10/2019 18:11

A bush fire is burning in the Gwydir Hwy, Jackadgery area. The fire is out of control.

Current Situation

The fire is burning on the northern side of the Gwydir Highway east of Jackadgery. It is burning in an easterly direction.

A forecast wind change over the next few hours may see the fire moving in a more northerly direction.

Advice

If you are in the areas of Ramornie village, Purgatory Creek, Ramornie Station Road, Willunga Road and Cattle Creek Road follow the direction of firefighters on the ground. Take shelter as the fire approaches and protect yourself from the heat of the fire.

Monitor conditions in your area. Under strong winds, embers may be blown ahead of the fire front, creating spot fires. These spot fires may threaten your home earlier than the predicted main fire front.

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 08/10/2019 18:45 or if the situation changes.

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