EMERGENCY WARNING FOR BUSHFIRE AT BACKWATER

An emergency warning remains in place for a bushfire burning north of Armidale.

The blaze is burning in the vicinity of Pinkett Road at Backwater and is being fanned towards homes by north westerly winds.

Residents along Pinkett Road should seek shelter as the fire front passes, with aircraft working to assist ground crews to contain the fire.

A ‘Watch & Act’ warning is also in place near Tuncurry on the Mid North Coast, where flames have crossed the Coolongoolook River.

Strong easterly winds are pushing embers from the fire towards Wallingat, Shallow Bay and Coomba Park.

One Emergency warning, along with two Watch & Act warnings remain in place across northern New South Wales. Photo via Rebecca Whiteley at Tuncurry.

Firefighters are also working to contain an out of control fire burning south west of Tenterfield.

Around 150 hectares has been scorched in the vicinity of Silent Grove at Torrington.