Port Macquarie, Forster residents under threat as RFS fights to contain out-of-control blazes across state

A new warning on the RFS website has advised people in Tenterfield, Armidale, Clarence Valley, Port Macquarie, Nambucca, Kempsey and other mid-coast areas that they could be at risk if they are near one of the many blazes.

“If you are near these fires, your life is at risk and you need to take action to protect your life. Stay up to date on bush fires in your area through the NSW RFS website, the Fires Near Me NSW Smartphone application, local radio, and social media,” the warning said

“If you are near a fire at Emergency Warning level, take action now to protect your life. If you are threatened by fire, seek shelter in a solid structure and protect yourself from the heat of the fire.

“Remember – a safe location may be nearby, such as a well cleared area, a well prepared and defended property, or a Neighbourhood Safer Place. Roads may be closed, or impacted by fire. Do not be caught in a car or on foot in a fire. Avoid travel to these areas”

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