Ingleside RFB - Warringah/Pittwater Headquarters RFB volunteers deployed to north coast of NSW Infernos
Ingleside RFB Members Race to Assist on North Coast
November 8, 2019
Ingleside NSWRFS heavy bushfire Tanker was deployed 5am this morning to the Port Macquarie area to assist with the bushfire effort. An additional 5 tankers were also responded to Taree just after lunch. Ingleside currently have 4 RFS volunteers involved in this bushfire effort.
The 2nd Strike Team that left just after lunch from the Northern Beaches RFS District today (Friday November 8th) ended up at the Rainbow Flat bushfire, just South of Taree. Hot times for that Strike Team.
Later same day (8.11.2019):
The four Ingleside Rural Fire Brigade NSWRFS volunteers have continued to assist with the bushfire effort on the Mid North Coast of NSW. Their heavy bushfire tanker continues to work in the area. They have saved homes!
The Ingleside NSWRFS Tanker is up in the Port Macquarie area.
At 12:30am, November 10th, 74 bush fires continue to burn across NSW with 43 still not under control. 1 fire remains at Emergency Warning at Hillville Rd on the Mid-Coast and 15 still at Watch and Act.
Crews are using favourable conditions on a number of firegrounds to undertake backburning to strengthen containment lines ahead of worsening conditions early this week.
Here are some photos from our RFS volunteers over the last 24 hours. Keep up to date with the Fires Near Me App.
You too can volunteer with the Ingleside RFB: www.inglesiderfs.org.au/join-us
Photos courtesy Ingleside RFB
Warringah / Pittwater Headquarters Rural Fire Brigade
November 8, 2019
This Afternoon, 4 Warringah HQ members responded North to assist the Mid coast District With the current fire emergency.
This video shows our Captain and Senior Deputy Captain leading the crew into Holdens Lane, Rainbow Flat, and shows just how bad the fire situation currently is.
Please visit www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/fire-information/fires-near-me if you want to keep up to date with the emergency situation around eastern NSW.
Video by: Deputy Captain McGowan
Major Fire Updates: Dangerous fire conditions forecast for Tuesday 12 November
Sunday, November 10th, 2019: NSW RFS
Tuesday will be a dangerous day.
Based on the latest forecast, we are likely to see widespread Severe and Extreme fire danger. This is expected to stretch from the Queensland border to the south coast, and across the Central West.
There is already extensive fire activity across the north coast and northern NSW areas. These fires won’t be contained in time.
Under these conditions, these fires will spread quickly and will threaten homes and lives.
These conditions will be as bad, if not worse, than those experienced on Friday as they will be across a much broader area including large population centres like Sydney.
There are significant resources committed to fires and they are limited.
If you are threatened by fire, you may not get help.
Monitor conditions over the next few days. Use the time now to get ready.
Stay up to date on bush fires in your area and take responsibility for your own safety.
This coming Tuesday has the potential to be a very serious fire danger day for most of NSW including the Greater Sydney area.
Are YOU Bush Fire Prepared?
Have YOU and YOUR family discussed what to do in the event of a bushfire?
Preparing for a bush fire is easier than you think. It’s your responsibility to prepare yourself, your home and your family. There are four simple steps to get ready for a bush fire:
1. DISCUSS what to do if a bush fire threatens your home.
2. PREPARE your home and get it ready for bush a bush fire event.
3. KNOW the bush fire alert levels. IE: Advise - Watch & Act - EMERGENCY WARNING
4. KEEP all the bush fire information numbers, websites, and the smart phone app.
More information including guides to prepare a Bushfire Survival Plan can be found at https://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/resources/bush-fire-survival-plan
Stay up to date with current Bush Fires in your area by going to the Fires Near Me Website (https://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/fire-information/fires-near-me) or download the app to your smart device.
Major Fire Updates
Watch and Act - Hillville Rd, Hillville (Mid-Coast LGA) 10/11/2019 04:59: A bush fire is burning in the area of Hillville, south of Taree, and is spreading quickly. The fire is more than 16,680 hectares in size and is out of control.
Watch and Act - Kian Road fire (Nambucca LGA) 10/11/2019 04:39: A bush fire is burning to the south west of Bowraville. The fire is more than 15,250 hectares in size and is out of control.
Advice - Bills Crossing Crowdy (Mid-Coast LGA) 10/11/2019 04:20: A large bush fire burning in the Crowdy Bay National Park. The fire is more than 11,700 hectares and is being controlled.
Advice - Myall Creek Rd, Bora Ridge (Richmond Valley LGA) 10/11/2019 05:11: A bush fire burning in the area of Myall Creek Rd, Bora Ridge. The fire is over 790 hectares and is out of control.
Watch and Act - Toorumbee Complex fires (formerly Jacobs Spur and Armidale Road fires, Kempsey LGA) 10/11/2019 05:13: A bush fire is burning in the Willi Willi area, west of Kempsey. The fire has burnt more than 65,980 hectares and is out of control.
Watch and Act - Coombes Gap Complex fire (Port Macquarie-Hastings LGA) 10/11/2019 05:17: A bush fire is burning in the area of Long Flat, west of Wauchope. It is more than 11,000 hectares and is out of control.
Watch and Act - Washpool State Forest, Coombadjha (Clarence Valley LGA) 10/11/2019 05:16: A bush fire is burning in the Washpool State Forest near Coombadjha. It is more than 17,400 hectares and is out of control.
Advice - Gum Scrub (Port Macquarie-Hastings LGA) 10/11/2019 04:11: A bush fire is burning in the Cooperabung and Telegraph Point area, north of Port Macquarie. The fire is more than 900 hectares in size and is out of control.
Watch and Act - Gulf Rd (Tenterfield LGA) 10/11/2019 04:07: A bush fire is burning in the Gulf Road, Torrington area. The fire has burnt more than 47,600 hectares and is out of control.
Watch and Act - Mt Nardi National Park fire, (Lismore LGA) 09/11/2019 23:25: A bush fire is burning in the Mount Nardi National Park area. The fire is 2,200 hectares in size and is out of control.
Watch and Act - Old Glen Innes Rd, Newton Boyd (Clarence Valley LGA) 09/11/2019 23:23: A bush fire is burning in the Old Glen Innes Rd, Newton Boyd area. The fire is currently 4,675 hectares in size and is out of control.
Watch and Act - Liberation Trail (includes former Shultz Road Fire, Clarence Valley LGA) 09/11/2019 23:02: A bush fire is burning to the south west of Grafton. The fire has burnt more than 89,750 hectares and is out of control.
Advice - Lindfield Park Road (Port Macquarie-Hastings LGA) 09/11/2019 23:33: A bush fire is burning near the Pacific Highway to the west of Port Macquarie. The fire is 825 hectares and is out of control.
Advice - Rumba dump (Mid-Coast LGA) 10/11/2019 03:58: A bush fire is burning north west of Wingham in the Tapin Tops National Park. The fire has burnt more than 15,200 hectares.
Watch and Act - Kangawalla fire, near Shannon Vale (Glen Innes Severn LGA) 10/11/2019 04:02: A bush fire is burning in the Shannon Vale area. The fire is more than 12,450 hectares and is out of control.
Advice - Stockyard Flat (Walcha LGA) 10/11/2019 04:00: A bush fire is burning in the Stockyard Flat, Spur Trail, Yarrowitch, Oxley Wild River National Park area. The fire is more than 67,600 hectares in size and is out of control.
Watch and Act - Carrai Creek (Armidale LGA) 09/11/2019 22:38: A bush fire is burning in the Carrai Creek area. The fire is more than 128,700 hectares in size and is out of control.