Source: NSW Rural Fire Service

EMERGENCY WARNING - Washpool State Forest, Coombadjha (Clarence Valley LGA)

Posted:12/11/2019 13:29

A bush fire is burning in the Washpool State Forest near Coombadjha. It is more than 37,800 hectares and is out of control.

Current Situation

The fire is burning on both sides of the Carnham Road, and both sides of the Clarence Way in the vicinity Eighteen Mile.
The fire has breached containment and is threatening Baryulgil.
The fire on the Western side of the Clarence River is still moving north towards Ewingar.
Crews supported by water bombing aircraft are working to slow the spread of the fire to the north.

If you are in the area of Baryulgil seek shelter as the fire approaches. It is too late to leave. Seek shelter in a solid structure to protect yourself from the heat of the fire.
If you are in the areas of Eighteen Mile, Fine Flower, Dumbudgery and Carnham, monitor conditions. Watch out for burning embers which may start spot fires ahead of the main fire front.

A map of predicted fire paths as at 10am Tuesday 12 November is available here

Evacuation Centres and School Closures

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
Other Information

Worsening weather 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.
If your life is at risk, call Triple Zero (000) immediately.
Continue to stay up to date with the bush fire situation by checking, 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 Roads may be closed without warning.
The next update on this fire will be issued by 12/11/2019 14:00 or if the situation changes.

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