Fire updates Manning River

Helicopters are a regular sight over Taree as they carry water to fight fires to the west. They refuel at Taree Airport.
Helicopters are a regular sight over Taree as they carry water to fight fires to the west. They refuel at Taree Airport.

The forecast for some cooler weather over the weekend may mean a welcome pause in what has been an accelerated start to the bushfire season. 

As of 10.30am of Thursday, October 5, NSW RFS listed several fires in the area:

  • Fire at Leigh Drive, 0 ha burned;
  • Fire at 1854 Nowendoc Rd, Mount George, 380 ha burned;
  • Fire at 294 Belbora Creed Rd, Belbora, 1704 ha burned;
  • Fire at Millers Road, Bobin, 45 ha burned;
  • Fire at 933 Innes View Rd, Innes View, 1781 ha burned;
  • Fire at Pacific Dr, Crowdy Head, 0 ha burned;
  • Fire at Lakes Way, Tuncurry, 2426 ha burned .

All the above fires are currently listed as under control and at advice level.

The Fires Near Me website, www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/fire-information/fires-near-me, is updated as information is processed through the incident centre, and the RFS are keeping the community updated via Facebook and Twitter.

NSW RFS remind the community to have a bush fire survival plan ready. For more information visit, www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/plan-and-prepare/bush-fire-survival-plan