Update: 9pm Sunday 10 November
The alert for Tuntable Falls, Terania Creek Road and Terania Creek has gone back up to Emergency Warning with residents being advised to leave by the Rural Fire Brigade (RFS).
Fire meeting Mullumbimby
The fire is continuing to burn in the vicinity of Huonbrook and Upper Wilsons Creek and is there are concerns for the areas of Huonbrook, Upper Wilsons Creek, Wilsons Creek, Goonengerry and Upper Coopers as fires conditions worsen on Tuesday and Wednesday.
A community meeting has been called for tomorrow, Monday 11 November, for residents in the Huonbrook, Mullumbimby, Koonyum Range, Main Arm, Upper Main Arm, Goonengerry, Wilsons Creek, Wanganui, Federal and surrounding areas in Mullumbimby at the Civic Hall, 55 Dalley Street at 11am.
The Mt Nardi fire has now spread over 2,200ha and has reached the upper regions of Huonbrook and Upper Wilsons Creek.
‘Currently the alert is “Watch and Act”,’ Rural Fire Service operations officer, Aaron Howard, told Echonetdaily.
If you are in the area of Terania Creek, Tuntable Creek and Huonbrook in the vicinity of McPhails Road, monitor conditions.
‘The fire is currently still in national park in inaccessible country.
‘People need to be prepared. There is no current alert to evacuate or relocate but if people are planning to stay then they need to be very well prepared as a lot of the properties are in thick vegetation and will be difficult to defend.’
There are currently no containment plan in place. Aviation resources have been used to monitor the fire however, Mr Howard said with all the fires in NSW they are stretched very thin.
‘Aviation air support is primarily use to protect property,’ he said.
A total fire ban remains in place for the far north coast.
The Public Information and Inquiry Centre (PIIC), remains open to assist members of the public in relation to bush fire information for the Northern Rivers, Clarence Valley, Mid North Coast, and Manning Great Lakes areas.
The telephone number to call is 1800 227 228.
Members of the public are reminded to delay all non-essential travel in fire affected areas to assist emergency services.
Avoid dangers such as damaged powerlines and the possibility of asbestos in fire-damaged properties.
Monitor emergency websites, including www.rfs.nsw.gov.au, as well as your regular media news sources for updated advice and warnings