NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) says there is a major bush fire burning in the Tingha, Old Mill, Stanborough area and near the Bruxner Highway, west of Tabulam. More than 5600ha land has already been burnt and is getting out of control.
Strong and gusty wind is spreading the fire rapidly in multiple directions. RFS states, “There is an immediate threat to lives and properties”.
The fire has crossed Howell Road and it is moving in a southerly direction. The fire has also crossed Old Mill Road and is moving in an easterly direction towards Guyra Road. Also, the fire has cross Timbarra River, in the direction of Ogilvie Drive.
RFS has advised residents to seek shelter if fire reaches nearby and to protect themselves from heat of fire. The crews are conducting property protection where possible.
Evacuation centres have been established at the Bundarra School of Arts Hall on Bendemeer Street, at Guyra Showground on Marne Street and at Bonalbo Bowling Club on Woodenbong Road.
Call Triple Zero (000) immediately, if your life is at risk.