Fires still raged late Tuesday afternoon near Cabarita as weather conditions helped fuel the flames.
Fires still raged late Tuesday afternoon near Cabarita as weather conditions helped fuel the flames. Tim Zwemer, KAZmedia

Tweed bushfire update

THE Rural Fire Service will hold a communty meeting at Tyalgum Hall from 6pm to 8pm tonight to answer residents' questions about the fire which is burning on the pinnacle.

The fire west of Cabarita in the Bogangar and Tanglewood area is still burning uncontained.

Fire has now been spotted to the east of Tanglewood Dr and is burning upslope over Round Mountain.

The fire is currently threatening a number of properties along Sliprails Rd.

Under current and forecasted conditions, properties in Bogangar may come under threat in coming hours if the fire continues to spread east over Round Mountain.

Smoke is currently effecting visibility on Tweed Coast Road. Traffic advisory signs are in place. Motorists are advised to proceed with caution due to fire crews working in the area.

Clothiers Creek Road has now been re-opened from the Pacific Highway through to Tanglewood Drive for east and westbound traffic only. It had been closed this morning due to a spot fire break-out outside of containment lines.

More information on the fires will be posted as it comes available.

Rural Fire Service Advice:

A fire is burning and is currently less than two hours away from properties.
 
Under these conditions fires can be difficult to control and flames may burn from the ground to the tree tops. Embers may be blown ahead of the fire and create spot fires that can threaten earlier than the predicted main fire front. These spot fires can occur up to 2km ahead of the main fire.
 
Properly prepared homes that are actively defended can provide safety during the fire.
 
Check and follow your Bush Fire Survival Plan now. If you are physically and mentally prepared to defend your home, get ready to take shelter as the fire impacts.
 
If you don’t have a Bush Fire Survival Plan and the fire is burning close to your property, take steps to protect your life and home.
 
If the fire is approaching and you have doubts about your ability to protect your life and home, call Triple Zero (000) immediately.

For more information on bushfire safety, visit www.rfs.nsw.gov.au.



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