The NSW Rural Fire Service is warning that there's still a long road ahead in the battle against the fires in northern NSW.
"Despite cooler conditions across the firegrounds a mountain of work remains for firefighters in north eastern NSW. On three fires alone there is more than 1080km of fire edge that needs to be contained, mopped up and blacked out.
"This distance is equivalent of driving from Sydney to the Sunshine Coast. This dirty and often dangerous work includes extinguishing trees on fire, or candles as firefighters know them, so when strong winds return fires don't spread past these containment lines and impact on people and properties."
In the video below of the Bees Nest Fire shot by Toby Lucas from the NSW RFS Red Hill brigade, you can hear the firefighters chuckling in awe at the strangely beautiful sight of a fiery tree shedding embers right in front of them.
Latest on the Bees Nest fire
Advice - Bees Nest fire (Armidale LGA)
A bush fire is burning north of Ebor and to the north west of Dorrigo. The fire is currently more than 94,900 hectares and is being controlled.
The fire continues to burn on multiple fronts within the Guy Fawkes National Park, the Mount Hyland Nature Reserve and Nymboi Binderay National Park.
Firefighters will continue to conduct backburns as conditions allow. A large area on the northern side of the fireground within the Guy Fawkes River National Park will be burnt over the coming days.
People in the area will notice an increase of smoke and fire activity as these burns are undertaken.
If you are in the areas of Billys Creek, Tyringham, Marengo, Moonpar, Dundarrabin or Bostobrick, you should continue to monitor to situation.
Trees damaged by fire may continue to impact a number of local roads. Follow the directions of firefighters.
- A Disaster Welfare Assistance Point is open at Dorrigo Showground - 4180 Waterfall Way, Dorrigo between 8:00am to 5:00pm Monday to Friday
- A Disaster Welfare Assistance Point is open at Tyringham Station - Armidale Road, Tyringham between 8:00am to 5:00pm Monday to Friday
- A Community Information Hub is open at Ebor Showground - Waterfall Way, Ebor between 8:00am to 5:00pm Monday to Friday
- If your life is at risk, call Triple Zero (000) immediately.
- The Dundurrabin Primary School with remain closed on Friday 20 September 2019
- Continue to stay up to date with the bush fire situation by checking http://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au, listening to your local radio station or by calling the NSW RFS Bush Fire Information Line on 1800 679 737.
- For information on road closures, check http://livetraffic.rta.nsw.gov.au. Roads may be closed without warning.