Source: NSW Rural Fire Service

EMERGENCY WARNING - Mid North Coast Fires - Nambucca Heads, Macksville and Stuarts Point area

Posted:12/11/2019 14:20

This message applies to the area between Nambucca Heads and Stuarts Point, including Macksville and surrounding areas.

There is a number of bush fires burning to the west of Pacific Highway.
Under forecast weather conditions on Tuesday, these fires will spread quickly towards the coast.
A map of predicted fire paths as at 10am Tuesday 12 November is available here

The Kian Road fire is burning west of Macksville.
The fire has breached containment lines.
The fire is burning towards Macksville.
If you are in the area of Talarm, Macksville, Allgomera Creek, seek shelter as the fire approaches. Protect yourself from the heat of the fire.
What you need to do

If you are threatened by fire, you may not get assistance.
If you are in the area west of the Pacific Highway, and your plan is to leave or you are not prepared, leave towards a safer location.
Safer locations include built up areas of Bowraville, Macksville, Nambucca Heads and Scotts Head.
If you are unable to leave, identify a safer location which may be nearby. This may include a cleared area well away from bushland, or an identified Neighbourhood Safer Place
Avoid bushland areas.
A southerly change is forecast early on Wednesday morning. This may push the fire in a northerly direction.
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.
Other Information

Conditions on Tuesday 12 November will see areas across the state with severe, extreme and catastrophic fire danger. These are very dangerous conditions. Visit the NSW RFS website for more details.
For a list of evacuation centres open Tuesday 12 November visit
People are encouraged to register online at Register Find Reunite before attending evacuation centres.
For a list of school closures on Tuesday 12 November visit
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.
For information on road closures, check Roads may be closed without warning.

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