Smoke from fires burning south of Tabbimoble near the Pacific Highway.
Smoke from fires burning south of Tabbimoble near the Pacific Highway. Rebecca Lollback

FIRE UPDATE: Latest on the fire front

WHAT WE KNOW:

  • Myall Creek Road, Bora Ridge fire: EMERGENCY, out of control. The fire is expected to impact on the areas of Jacky Bulbin Flat, Tullymorgan and Mororo.
  • Mt Nardi fire: Advice, being controlled, impacting areas around Terania Creek, Tuntable Ck, Tuntable Falls, Huonbrook, Federal.
  • Wardell fire: Advice level, under control.
  • Border Trail, Woodenbong: Advice, remains out of control.
  • Pacific Highway closed at Tabbimoble
  • Summerland Way closed between Mt Lindesay and Qld border
  • Bungawalbin/Whiporie Rd is closed due to fire, between Moonem/New Italy Rd and the Summerland Way

Summerland Way Casino to Grafton between Ellangowan Rd and Clarence Way is closed in both directions.

Important contact information during the bushfires:

  • Call 000 in an emergency
  • People in affected areas should register online with Register Find Reunite.
  • Bush Fire Information Line on 1800 679 737.
  • For general information and assistance call the Public Information Inquiry Centre on 1800 227 228.
  • For information on preparing for bushfires go to the RFS website for update.
  • Listen to your local radio stations, especially the ABC, and monitor the NSW Police Facebook site.

 

UPDATE 3.35pm Nov 23: A bush fire is burning in a large area between Bora Ridge in the north and west of the Pacific Highway, north of the Clarence River and in the Summerland Way area. The fire has burnt approximately 40,500 hectares.

Current Situation

The fire is burning over a large area around Jacky Bulbin Flat, Tullymorgan and Mororo.
Fire is increasing across the fireground.
Strong winds are pushing the fire in a southerly direction towards the Ashby area.
The fire has crossed the Pacific Highway near Big Marsh Road.
Firefighters will backburn from the highway where local conditions allow. You will see an increase in smoke and flames as these operations are carried out.
The Pacific Highway is open in both directions, but may close at short notice.
The fire is also burning in the area of Whiporie and Mount Marsh.
Summerland Way is closed in both directions.
The Myall Creek Road fire has merged with the Banyabba fire near Banyabba Trail and Sportsmans Creek Firetrail.
Advice

If you are in the areas of Tullymorgan, Jacky Bulbin Flat and Ashby, monitor conditions. Seek shelter if the fire impacts.
If you are in the area of Bungawalbin, Gibberagee or Mororo, monitor conditions and know what you will do if the fire impacts your property.
If you are in the area of Whiporie or Mount Marsh, monitor conditions.
If you are in an area that has already been affected by fire, there may be small areas of active fire burning for some time. Be aware of the dangers of trees and branches falling.
Check www.livetraffic.com for road information.

 

ORIGINAL: LAST night, firefighters and water bombing aircraft were working desperately to stop a fire that was burning on the eastern side of the Pacific Highway near Big Marsh Road. 

The fire is spreading towards the areas of Jacky Bulbin Flat, Tullymorgan and Mororo.

Firefighters were attempting to backburn from the highway where local conditions allowed. 

The Summeralnd Way was also closed as was the Bungawalbin/Whiporie Rd between Moonem/New Italy Rd and the Summerland Way.

Check www.livetraffic.com for road information.