Source: NSW Rural Fire Service

Watch and Act - Wandsworth fire, Ben Lomand area (Armidale LGA)

Posted:09/11/2019 18:30

A bush fire is burning in the area of Wandsworth, south-west of Glen Innes. The fire is more than 4,300 hectares and out of control.

Current Situation

The fire is burning east and north towards township of Ben Lomond.

The New England Highway is currently closed between Tenterfield and Glen Innes.


If you are in the area of Wandsworth and Ben Lomand, monitor conditions and watch out for spot fires. Spot fires may threaten your property ahead of the main fire front. Seek shelter if the fire impacts on your property.

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 if the path is clear.

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, 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.
The next update on this fire will be issued by 09/11/2019 20:30 or if the situation changes.

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