AT LEAST five homes have been destroyed as a bushfire continues to burn out of control in north western New South Wales.
The blaze at Tabulam has burnt through nearly 4,000 hectares and anyone in the area is being urged to take action now to protect you and your family
The NSW Rural Fire Service warns that while conditions have eased overnight they are expected to deteriorate through the ban as the region prepares for sweltering temperatures and warm winds.
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“Firefighters have taken advantage of favourable weather conditions overnight to conduct a backburn on the southern edge of the fire,” the latest warning reads.
“The fire continues to move behind homes along Old Bruxner Road and Paddys Flat Road. Firefighters are in the area and they will be supported by waterboming aircraft today.
“The fire is also burning in a southerly direction south of Tabulam in bushland along the Clarence River.”
Anyone in the area of Old Bruxner Road and Paddys Flat Road is being warned of smoke and embers.
Bruxner Highway is closed between Clarence Way and Bruxner Road.
A number of schools will be closed on Wednesday including Tabulam Public School and Drake Public School.
A Building Impact Assessment teams will be on the fire ground today to assess losses.
Another bushfire at Wallangarra, on the NSW and Queensland border, is also burning out on control with an advice warning in place.
The fire has burnt more than 3500 hectares in the area of Jennings, approximately two kilometres north of Tenterfield.
If you are in the area, monitor conditions and ensure you know what you will do if the fire reaches your property or location.