People are in the areas of Possum Brush Road and Talawahl have been advised to seek shelter as a bush fire burning from the Hillville area approaches.
At 4.30pm Thursday, November 7, the fire in the Hillville Road area was more than one hectares in size and out of control.
A fire is burning on the western side of the Pacific Highway, north of Possum Brush.
The fire is burning in the Talawahl Nature Reserve, moving in an easterly direction towards the highway.
The Rural Fire Service advised that smoke and embers may create spot fires ahead of the main fire front. These spot fires may threaten homes earlier than the predicted main fire front.
If you are in the areas of Possum Brush Road and Talawahl seek shelter as the fire approaches. Protect yourself from the heat of the fire.
If you are in the area of Hallidays Point or Corrigan, be aware of smoke and embers.
Well prepared, actively defended homes can offer safety during the fire.
Check and follow your Bush Fire Survival Plan. If you do not have a Bush Fire Survival Plan, know what you will do if the fire threatens your property.
If you plan to leave, or you are not prepared, leave early.
- If your life is at risk, call Triple Zero (000) immediately.
- Continue to stay up to date with the bush fire situation by checking http://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au, listening to your local radio station or by calling the NSW RFS Bush Fire Information Line on 1800 679 737.
- If you live in the area but are away from home, it may not be safe to return to your property.
- For information on road closures, check http://livetraffic.rta.nsw.gov.au. Roads may be closed without warning.
The next update on this fire will be issued by 07/11/2019 17:00 or if the situation changes.
Strong winds across the North Coast have fire fighters on high alert.
Bush fires flared up at Possum Brush Road and Marylands Close in Hillville about 2pm on Thursday, November 7.
Rural Fire Service (RFS) crews are currently on site.
The fire is currently 2077 hectares in size, with the alert level at watch and act.
Crews are also battling fires in the Forster area.
The RFS enforced a total fire ban for the Mid Coast area on Thursday. This will continue on Friday (November 8) due to forecast hot and windy conditions.
Under severe fire conditions, residents are encouraged to have homes well prepared and follow bush fire survival plans.
The Bureau of Meteorology issued a severe weather warning for damaging winds in parts of the Mid North Coast.
A cold front has resulted in vigorous west to northwesterly winds to begin lashing the area.
Winds are expected to ease by Saturday afternoon.