RFS crews will continue to work on containing a bush fire in the Great Lakes

More than 1800 hectares of bushland and scrub have been burnt in a large bush fire burning to the east of Nabiac and north of Tuncurry.

The fire has been burning for more than a week, and on the afternoon of Wednesday, September 13  a spot fire threatened properties near Tuncurry during warm and windy conditions.

Overnight, conditions have eased and there is no immediate threat to properties.

However, the fire is not yet contained. Crews will be working throughout today (September 14) to fully contain the fire.

The Lakes Way is open, however motorists are advised to take care as firefighters may be working from the road.

The Rural Fire Services (RFS) has advised residents in the  Racecourse Estate or North Tuncurry, continue to monitor the situation and ensure know what you will do if conditions change.

Call Triple Zero (000) immediately.

Continue to stay up to date with the bush fire situation by checking http://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au, listening to your local radio station or by calling the NSW RFS Bush Fire Information Line on 1800 679 737.

If you live in the area but are away from home, it may not be safe to return to your property.

For information on road closures, check http://livetraffic.rta.nsw.gov.au. Roads may be closed without warning.

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