Residents urged to enact survival plans, with ‘out-of-control’ bush fire burning in northern NSW

Residents living in northeast New South Wales are being advised to put their survival plans into action, with an out-of-control bush fire moving east.

The fire is currently burning around 6 kilometres southwest of Uki, near Tweed Heads, and is moving in an easterly direction.

New South Wales Rural Fire Service has put out a Tweet saying the fire is burning ‘out of control’.


It’s understood fire fighters are providing property protection at a number of rural homes.

“Residents should enact their bush fire survival plans,” the Tweet reads.

On their website, the NSW RFS have said conditions may be changing, and are urging locals to continue to monitor the situation and follow your Bush Fire Survival Plan.

“The fire is burning in High fire danger conditions and is currently less than two hours from properties.

“Under these conditions, fires can be difficult to control. Embers may be blown ahead of the fire, creating spot fires.

“These spot fires may threaten your home earlier than the predicted main fire front,” the website reads.

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