Very high fire danger for the Mid Coast

Helicopter water bombing the fire in Belbora, east of Gloucester. Photo. Anne Keen

Helicopter water bombing the fire in Belbora, east of Gloucester. Photo. Anne Keen

The NSW Rural Fire Service have issued a warning that the Mid Coast will experience a very high fire danger rating for today (Thursday, September 28) with high temperatures over 30 degrees and strengthening westerly winds across the region.

The fires of major concern are the following:

Innes View Road, Innes View (Going)

A bush fire burning in the vicinity of Innes View Road, approximately 8 kilometres west of Comboyne.

The fire has burnt over 1500 hectares over the past six days, and continues to burn in an easterly direction. A number of isolated rural properties were impacted by fire on late Sunday afternoon (September 24). Firefighters supported by aircraft are working to bring the fire under control.

People in the area should monitor the situation and follow the directions of firefighters.

Residents in Comboyne may experience increased smoke today.

Belbora Creek Road, Belbora (Being Controlled)

A bush fire is burning in the vicinity of Belbora Creek Road, Belbora, 20 km south west of Wingham. The fire has burnt over 800 hectares and is burning in an easterly direction. Firefighters supported by aircraft are working to strengthen containment lines and bring the fire under control.

Residents in the area should monitor the situation and follow the direction of firefighters.

As of 11am on Thursday, September 28 the NSW RFS Fires Near Me website has the following other fires listed in the region:

Being controlled:

  • Mount George, Nowendoc Road, burnt 90 hectares 
  • Gloucester Tops, Barrington Tops National Park, burnt 20 hectares
  • Upper Chichester, Barrington Tops National Park, burnt 288 hectares 
  • Chichester, Barrington Tops National Park, burnt 148 hectares  

Under control:

  • Bowman, Thunderbolts Way, burnt 315 hectares
  • Bulahdelah, Old Inn Road, burnt 1042 hectares
  • Tipperary, Afflecks Road, size burnt 526 hectares
  • Tuncurry, Lakes Way, burnt 2538 hectares
  • Stroud, Farrells Road,  burnt 27 hectares

Related story: Fires across Mid Coast region

NSW RFS advise residents to be ready to implement your Bush Fire Survival Plan.

If you don’t have a plan, know what you will do if a fire threatens. Particularly going into a long weekend, residents and travellers on the Mid Coast should monitor the situation closely. Keep key information available including the Fires Near Me app available for Android and IOS from the App Store and via the NSW RFS website, www.rfs.nsw.gov.au

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