All New South Wales bush fires, including the two large blazes near Drake and Bees Nest in the State’s north have been down-graded by the Rural Fire Service from Emergency to Watch and Act.
Fifty-nine fires are still burning across the state with nearly 400 fire-fighters working day and night in challenging windy conditions.
The 56,000 hectare fire near Bees Nest north of Armidale is still burning out of control, and has multiple large fire fronts. A spot fire has also started in the Muldiva State Forest, and is currently moving toward Tyringham Road.
Current RFS advice for residents in the Tyringham, Marengo, Moonpar, Dundarrabin and Bostobrick is to put your bush fire survival plan into action, to continue to monitor the situation, and be prepared to actively defend property.
The second large 22,290 hectare fire burning near Tenterfield is also out of control. Residents in the Ewingar, Tibaroo and areas on the western side of the Clarence River should put their bush fire plan into action now, and be prepared to defend their homes. People living on the eastern side of the Clarence River should continue to monitor the situation and understand that while the immediate danger may have passed, that it may not be safe to return home yet.
Any new fires must be reported using 000 and residents can monitor the bush fire situation by visiting the Rural Fire Service’s page Fires Near Me.