EMERGENCY WARNING FOR BUSHFIRE BURNING NEAR YAMBA

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.

More to come.