NSW RFS updates fire spread predictions for Tuesday

Updated: NSW Rural Fire Service fire spread prediction for Tuesday

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UPDATED: Today's map of fires' likely spread and emergency warnings.

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UPDATED 3PM:

Updated fire prediction maps for North Coast fires have been issued, based on latest observations and forecasts.

More areas are included in risk zone if fires take a run as expected today, including Wauchope, NSW RFS said on Twitter.

See the updated map to the right/above.

An emergency warning has been issued for the Wine Country Dr, North Rothbury (Cessnock LGA) fire at 2:56pm.

The RFS says "the fire is burning in the area of Wine Country Drive at North Rothbury and spreading quickly. Property is under threat. If you are in the area, it is too late to leave. Seek shelter."

The Whans Rd, Llangothlin (Armidale LGA) fire has been downgraded to Watch and Act due to improved conditions, the RFS tweeted at 2:47pm. "Residents in the area should continue to monitor the conditions and take advice from firefighters on the ground."

An emergency warning has been issued for the Rumba Dump (Mid-Coast LGA) Fire at 2:42pm. The RFS says the fire is "spreading quickly towards Elands, Bobin and Marlee and areas NW of Wingham. Seek shelter."

An emergency warning has been issued for the Kian Rd (Nambucca LGA) fire at 2:26pm. The RFS says "the fire has breached containment lines and is burning towards Macksville. If you're near Talarm, Macksville, Allgomera Creek, seek shelter as the fire approaches. Protect yourself from the heat of the fire."

An emergency warning has been issued for the Reserves Rd, Mares Run (Mid-Coast LGA) Fire at 2:11pm.

The RFS says "the fire is burning in the area of Mares Run towards Cooplacarripa and is spreading quickly. If you are in Cooplacarripa, you are at risk. It is too late to leave. Seek shelter as the fire approaches."

An emergency warning has been issued at 2pm for the Myall Creek Rd, Bora Ridge (Richmond Valley LGA) fire. The NSW RFS says "the fire is spreading quickly and is expected to impact on Bungawalbin, New Italy and The Gap Rd. If you are in the area, it is too late to leave. Seek shelter as the fire approaches."

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An emergency warning has been issued for the Washpool State Forest Fire at 1:40pm. RFS says it "is threatening Baryulgil. If you're in Baryulgil seek shelter as the fire approaches. It is too late to leave. If you're in Eighteen Mile, Fine Flower, Dumbudgery or Carnham, monitor conditions."

An emergency warning was issued for the Liberation Trail (Clarence Valley LGA) fire at 1:30pm.

RFS says: "The fire has breached containment lines. If you are in the area of Nana Glen or Coramba and surrounding area, leave now towards Coffs Harbour. Do not wait."

An emergency warning has been issued for Hillville Road Fire (Mid-Coast LGA) as of 1:08pm.

RFS says: "The Hillville Road is spreading towards Nabiac and Failford. If you are in the areas of Nabiac, Failford, Tinonee, Purfleet and Old Bar seek shelter as the fire approaches. Protect yourself from the heat of the fire."

An emergency warning has also been issued for Carrai East Fire (Kempsey LGA) at 1:17pm. The RFS says: "The bush fire is burning west of Kempsey. The fire breached containment lines and is spreading quickly. If you are in the area west of Kempsey you are at risk. It is too late to leave. Seek shelter as the fire approaches."

At 12pm an emergency warning was also issued for Gulf Rd, Torrington (Tenterfield LGA).

RFS said: "The fire has breached containment lines and is spreading quickly. If you are in Emmaville or Stannum, seek shelter. If you are in Deepwater, monitor conditions. Be aware of smoke and embers."

Just before 12pm an emergency warning was also issued for the Thunderbolts Way, Bretti (Mid-Coast LGA) Fire. It is burning in the area of Thunderbolts Way and Nowendoc Rd and is spreading quickly. RFS advised "If you are in the Nowendoc and Mt George area, it is too late to leave. Seek shelter as the fire approaches."

Keep up-to-date with the latest here: https://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/fire-information/fires-near-me or follow the RFS on Twitter and download the Fires Near Me app.

EARLIER: Dangerous fire conditions are expected across the Northern Tablelands and north coast on Tuesday. New England has been classified as 'Extreme'.

Under these conditions, fires will spread quickly.

Based on the latest forecast, the NSW Rural Fire Service has mapped the most likely path of these fires. These are predictions based on the best available information.

If you are in an area likely to be impacted by fires and you are not prepared, the RFS recommend you leave to a safer location before the worst of the conditions on Tuesday. This may include going to a major built-up area such as a town or a city.

These are dangerous conditions. Because of the large number of fires already burning, if you need help during a fire, you may not get it.

Detailed maps are available on the NSW RFS website. https://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/fire-information/fires-near-me

- with theNorthern Daily Leader

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