Kian Rd Fire is more than 24,150 hectares in size

The Kian Road Fire continues to burn to the west of Macksville and south of Bowraville in the areas of Warrell Creek, Allgomera Creek, Bullingary, Taylors Arm, Burrapine and Congarinni.

The fires is more than 24,150 hectares in size and is out of control.

Firefighters, assisted by aircraft and heavy machinery, continue to protect homes and other assets as well as identifying and constructing containment lines.

The fire is burning across a wide area and is characterised by a series of scattered broken fire lines from multiple spot over ignitions that occurred over the past week. This limits containment strategies and the fire will continue to burn through unburnt areas behind the main front.

Conditions are expected to be more favourable over the weekend, which will allow fire fighters the ability to actively fight the fires directly and commencing back burning strategies in an effort to contain the fire.

Advice

  • Residents should enact their Bush Fire Survival Plan immediately.
  • Local roads may be closed or become unpassable at short notice.
  • Use caution if driving through smoke.
  • Smoke will continue to impact the area, people with respiratory and other health issues should take appropriate precautions, such as staying indoors and closing all windows and doors to protect themselves from smoke.
  • The situation with bushfires can change rapidly, it is extremely important that residents remain up to date with the latest information.

Information

Updates on this fire are also available at www.rfs.nsw.gov.au, by calling call 1800 NSW RFS (1800 679 737) or using the Fires Near Me smart phone application.

For information and support with livestock, call the Ag and Animal Services hotline on 1800 814 647.

For information on road conditions or closures, check www.livetraffic.com or myroadinfo.com.au.

For information on closures of National Parks associated with this fire, please visit www.npws.nsw.gov.au.

If you need to report a new fire or require urgent assistance, dial Triple Zero (000).

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