‘Too late to leave’ as dangerous bushfires rage in northern NSW

Emergency warnings have been issued for two ferocious bushfires burning in northern New South Wales with some residents warned it is too late to leave.

Two separate blazes are burning in Tenterfield near the New South Wales-Queensland border.

One of the blazes is burning in the Mount Mackenzie Road area, on the southern outskirts of Tenterfield.


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The fire is moving east, has crossed Young Street, and is headed towards Billirimba Road.

The fire continues to move towards homes in Laird Street, Francis Street, King Lane, Scott Lane and Trail Lane.

The New South Wales Rural Fire Service has warned people not to try and leave and to seek shelter as the fire approaches.

The second blaze is burning in remote terrain south-west of the Drake Village within the Girard State Forest.

The fire is moving towards Long Gully Road.

Residents planning to leave are being urged to do so now towards Drake.

Firefighters are battling dozens of blazes across New South Wales as conditions worsen this afternoon.

An Emergency Warning is also in place for a fire burning near Armidale.

That blaze is burning 30km north of the Ebor area towards Guy Fawkes River and remains out of control.

 

Image | Google Maps/NSW RFS

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