Initial assessment of fire affected areas


The NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) has completed an initial assessment of areas affected by bush fires at the weekend.

At this stage, a total of 19 homes have been confirmed destroyed, with two others damaged.

A large number of outbuildings such as sheds have also been destroyed or damaged.

The following locations have been assessed:

Sir Ivan Fire (Warrumbungle) – 20 percent of area assessed

  • 12 homes destroyed (including five at Uarbry)
  • 1 home damaged
  • 1 church destroyed
  • 15 outbuildings destroyed

Pappinbarra (Port Macquarie-Hastings LGA)

  • 4 homes destroyed
  • 1 house damaged
  • 4 outbuildings destroyed

Spring Hill Road Dondingalong Fire (Kempsey LGA)

  • 2 houses destroyed (one habitable)
  • 7 outbuildings destroyed

Binalong Road, Boggabri (Narrabri LGA) – 30 percent of area assessed

  • 1 house destroyed
  • 2 outbuildings destroyed

The assessment of the Sir Ivan fire and Binalong Road fires is continuing. The number of properties destroyed or damaged at these locations may change.

The assessment of the White Cedars Road, Kains Flat fire (Mudgee) has not yet commenced due to the current fire conditions.

The Department of Primary Industries has also advised there is also extensive loss of stock, machinery and fencing.

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