Source: NSW Rural Fire Service

EMERGENCY WARNING Mid North Coast Fires - South West Rocks to Laurieton area

Posted:12/11/2019 13:04

This message applies to the area between South West Rocks and Laurieton, including Kempsey, Telegraph Point, Port Macquarie, Wauchope and surrounding areas.

There is a large number of bush fires burning to the west of the 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 Carrai Creek bush fire is burning west of Kempsey.
The fire has breached containment lines and is spreading quickly.
If you are in the area west of Kempsey, you are at risk.
It is too late to leave. 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 an area west of the Pacific Highway between South West Rocks and Laurieton and your plan is to leave, or you are not prepared, leave towards a safer location.
Safer locations include built up areas of South West Rocks, Kempsey, Willawarrin, Bellbrook, Port Macquarie, Wauchope and Laurieton.
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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