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May 8, 2021

Out of control fires at Wardell and Mt Nardi

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Fires are also burning at: Clarence Valley, Tenterfield, Armidale, Port Macquarie, Nambucca, Kempsey, and other Mid-Coast areas say theNSW Rural Fire Service.

These fires are very dangerous,’ said the NSW Rural Fire Service in a recent press release.

‘If you are near these fires, your life is at risk and you need to take action to protect your life.

‘Stay up to date on bush fires in your area through the NSW RFS website, the Fires Near Me NSW Smartphone application, local radio, and social media.’

Don’t touch powerlines

Essential Energy is also urgently reminding the public to stay away from fallen powerlines after a member of the public received a mild shock when they picked up a powerline. He is currently being medically assessed.

‘As winds and storm activity increases, we implore members of the public to stay clear when powerlines are near, and call 13 20 80 to report fallen powerlines,’ said Paul McWilliam, Operations Manager.

If you are near a fire

‘If you are near a fire at Emergency Warning level, take action now to protect your life.

‘If you are threatened by fire, seek shelter in a solid structure and protect yourself from the heat of the fire.

‘Remember – a safe location may be nearby, such as a well cleared area, a well prepared and defended property, or a Neighbourhood Safer Place.

‘Roads may be closed, or impacted by fire. Do not be caught in a car or on foot in a fire. Avoid travel to these areas.

‘Remember –

  • Stay up to date on fires in your area.
  • If you are threatened by fire, seek shelter and protect yourself from  the heat of the fire.
  • Do not be caught in a car or on foot in a fire.
  • If your life is at risk, call Triple Zero.

‘Regular updates are available on the NSW RFS website at www.rfs.nsw.gov.au, through local radio, on the RFS Twitter and Facebook pages, and the Fires Near Me app.’

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  1. And what twit lit that Mt Nardi fire today then? No lightning nearby since 12 October.
    Under these conditions & with Total Fire Ban. Penalties are not harsh enough.
    At least the Wardell fire was a re-ignition. But another north coast koala colony burnt


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