What you need to know about the Tingha fire

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We’ll be doing our best to keep this as up-to-date as possible.

This is the latest at 10am Friday.

WEATHER

Temperatures are predicted to reach 29 degrees around 3.30pm today. However, will cool down to around 17 degrees at 11pm. Wind speeds are likely to reach 18 km/h. Firefighters are taking advantage of more favourable weather to conduct backburning across the fireground. 

SCHOOL CLOSURES

Gilgai Public School, Tingha Public School and Bundarra Central Public School are closed.

ROAD CLOSURES

Thunderbolts Way / Bundarra Road, Howell Road, Old Mill Road, Old Stannifer Road and Guyra Road remain closed.

EVACUATION CENTRES

Inverell - Inverell High School 

Guyra - Guyra Showground, Marne Street 

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GENERAL INFORMATION

Firefighters are taking advantage of more favourable weather to conduct backburning. People in the area will notice an increase of smoke and fire activity as these burns are undertaken.

A number of roads in and around the fireground remain closed this is due to the risk of falling trees. Today crews will work to check these areas before roads can be opened.

Currently there are no homes under threat however residents are reminded to remain vigilant and know what they will do if threatened by fire.

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