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Fire information updated this morning.

A bush fire is burning in the Mount Marsh, Tullymorgan, Mororo Road, Ashby Heights and the Woombah areas. The fire is more than 85,200 hectares in size and is out of control.

This fire has been downgraded from ‘Emergency‘ to ‘Watch and Act’

Current Situation

  • Fire activity has increased across the fire ground, particularly north of the Ashby Heights area.
  • Back burning is continuing around the Woombah area and along the Iluka Rd to the coast today to protect properties.
  • The main fire is expected to burn in a southerly direction towards the Clarence/North Arm River.
  • A separate section of the fire is burning in the Mororo Road area.
  • Firefighters remain on scene and will once again be supported by waterbombing aircraft.
  • The Iluka Road is now open, however firefighters are working close to the road and it may be required to be closed at short notice.
  • The Pacific Highway is currently open.

Advice

  • If you are in the area of Woombah and your plan is to leave or you are not prepared, leave towards Maclean.
  • If you are in the Iluka area it is safest to remain in place as firefighters are working along Iluka Road to conduct back burning.
  • If you are in the areas of Tullymorgan, Ashby and Ashby Heights, and surrounding areas, monitor the situation. Your safest option is to leave early towards Maclean.
  • If you are in the Mororo Road area, take advice from firefighters on the ground and know what you will do if threatened by fire.
  • If you are in the areas of Mount Marsh, Six Mile Swamp Road, Fullers Road, Whiporie, Camira Creek and Old Tenterfield Road, continue to monitor conditions.
  • If you have left the area it may still not be safe to return.
  • 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.

If you are threatened by fire

  • Do not be in the path of the fire.
  • Protect yourself from the heat of the fire. Wear protective clothing and footwear. Cover all exposed skin.
  • If the fire impacts, seek shelter in a solid structure to protect yourself from the heat of the fire.
  • If your life is at risk, call Triple Zero (000).

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Bora Ridge fire is currently the only fire in the state with an emergency warning in place. Image RFS Fires Near Me.

The RFS have updated their information this afternoon and the Bora Ridge fire is currently the only fire in the state with an emergency warning in place.

The fire is burning in the Mount Marsh, Tullymorgan, Mororo Road and the Woombah areas. The fire is more than 81,500 hectares in size and is out of control.

Current Situation

  • Fire activity has increased on the southern edge of the fire under strengthening north to north easterly winds.
  • The fire is burning in a southerly direction towards the Clarence/North Arm River.
  • Fire activity has increased in the Mororo Road area. The fire has now crossed the Mororo Road and is burning towards the Ashby Heights and Ashby area.
  • Firefighters and aircraft are working to hold the fire along the Woombah East fire Trail north of the Woombah village.
  • The Pacific Highway is currently open however it may close at short notice.

Advice

  • If you are in the Mororo Road area, it is too late to leave, seek shelter as the fire approaches.
  • If you are in the area of Woombah and Iluka and your plan is to leave or you are not prepared, leave now towards Grafton.
  • If you are in the areas of Tullymorgan, Ashby and Ashby Heights, and surrounding areas, if your plan is to leave then leave now towards Maclean.
  • If you are in the areas of Mount Marsh, Six Mile Swamp Road, Fullers Road, Whiporie, Camira Creek and Old Tenterfield Road, continue to 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.

If you are threatened by fire

  • Do not be in the path of the fire.
  • Protect yourself from the heat of the fire. Wear protective clothing and footwear. Cover all exposed skin.
  • If the fire impacts, seek shelter in a solid structure to protect yourself from the heat of the fire.
  • If your life is at risk, call Triple Zero (000).

Other Information


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