Residents at Wooloweyah and Angourie on the state’s North Coast are being urged to seek shelter, with a nearby bushfire upgraded to an ‘Emergency Level’ warning.
Strong winds are fanning the flames towards homes, with more than 7,000 hectares already scorched by the fire.
The fire is impacting on the southern side of Wooloweyah and Angourie, with an expected southerly change forecast later today.
That change will push the fire towards Yamba.
The immediate threat has eased for the Gulmarrad area.
EMERGENCY WARNING: Shark Creek 2 (Clarence Valley LGA)
Conditions remain dangerous. The is fire burning to the north and south of Angourie & Wooloweyah. A southerly change is forecast, and this may push the fire towards Yamba. #nswrfs #nswfires pic.twitter.com/WUvlMeA10Y
— NSW RFS (@NSWRFS) September 9, 2019
More to come.