Six Homes Destroyed as Fires Rage On
Six homes have been destroyed and more are under threat as the Tingha Fire continues burn to in multiple directions due to changing winds.
The latest on the blaze:
There is a threat to lives and properties in the area.
Overnight the fire has burnt further towards properties in Gilgai, Ponds Creek, Old Mill and Stannifer. Properties in these area may also come under ember attack.
Winds this morning may also push the fire closer to the Gilgai area.
Firefighters are working to protect properties where it is safe to do.
More favourable conditions are forecast for today.
Thunderbolts Way / Bundarra Road, Guyra Road and New Valley Road all remain closed.
Gilgai - The fire has burnt further towards Gilgai. Winds this morning are expected to push the fire closer to this area. If you are in this area and the fire impacts on your location, seek shelter and protect yourself from the heat of the fire.
Old Mill and Stannifer area - Strong winds have pushed the fire closer to the Old Mill and Stannifer areas. If the fire reaches your property, seek shelter and protect yourself from the heat of the fire.
Tingha township - Fire is burning to the north and south of the township. If you are in the Tingha township, be alert to heavy smoke and embers. If the fire reaches your property or location, seek shelter and protect yourself from the heat of the fire.
Guyra Road area, east of Tingha - The fire is burning near properties on Guyra Road and New Valley Road. If you are in the area and the fire reaches your property or location, seek shelter and protect yourself from the heat of the fire.
Howell Road area - The fire has impacted on properties around Howell Road and in the area around Grove Road, Kempton Road and Thunderbolts Way, however the threat has now eased. Residents should still continue to monitor conditions.
Easing conditions overnight have seen the immediate threat to properties in this area ease.
Crews have been working in the area to protect homes where it is safe to do so.
While the immediate threat has eased to properties in the area of Linton and Warrabah, residents are urged to monitor the situation and take advice from firefighters on the ground.
Kingstown Public School will be closed on Thursday.
For more information visit: https://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/fire-information/fires-near-me