Nimbin Fire Update 6th December 7 pm
From Nimbin Rural Fire Brigade
Thank you to local residents and Tuntable Defenders working above the Falls today. Nimbin RFB requested RFS/ NPWS Aviation to inspect two plumes of smoke along the east-west ridge north of Mt Nardi. The hotspots were observed to be in black ground, on the north face and generating a large volume of smoke.
This afternoon’s northeasterly wind change is pushing this smoke and possibly fire back towards the ridge line. The site is inaccessible at this time. Local brigades and National Parks staff will investigate this further tomorrow. There is no immediate threat to lives and property.
No doubt many have noticed the thick smoke being carried eastward to us from the Bangala Creek Fire at Paddy’s Flat. Firefighting resources were being responded this afternoon to property protection as the community there received an Emergency Warning to seek shelter. This fire is burning towards the areas of Bonalbo, Old Bonalbo, Duck Creek and Bottle Creek with spot fires are starting ahead of the main fire front.
Tomorrow will be a day of Very High fire danger for Northern Rivers. We expect to see continued fire activity around Nimbin. Brigade are thankful to those who are both assisting with information and working to mitigate the risk of fire around their homes & that of their neighbours.
Looking for Sustainable Xmas gifts? Why not pick up some SuperDog Treats from NNIC or the market – made with love by Rhys for your dog-lovin’ friends. Or check out the handy items at 7 Sibley St – e.g. hemp feed for horses, EM1 for compost loos and heaps, Mandie Hale’s fabulous book of local hand built houses “Unique” and heaps more. Buy Local and support our local economy.
NNIC Xmas closure dates:
NNIC will be CLOSED for two weeks as from Saturday 21st December and RE-OPENING on Monday 6th January 2020 to give our staff and volunteers a well-earned break.
The Centrelink Agency will be CLOSED from Tuesday 23rd December and RE-OPENING on Thursday 2nd January 2020. There will be no other NNIC services available until 6th January 2020. We apologise for any inconvenience during our closure period. You can do your Centrelink business on line as usual while we are closed.
7 Sibley Street will also be taking a break over the Xmas period and reopening in the New Year. Keep an eye on our websites and facebook page for updates.
(NOTE: these details are subject to the ongoing local fire situation. We may re-open if necessary if required to support local operations).
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LOCAL BRIGADE TRAINING
For those wanting to explore volunteering with your local rural fire brigade; below are some upcoming meeting times within & around Nimbin.
Monday 02.12.19 Blue Knob RFB meeting/ training 6pm at station (cnr. Blue Knob & Lillian Rock Rd).
Monday 02.12.19 The Channon RFB meeting/ training 7:30pm at station (Standing St, opp. The Channon Public School).
Wednesday 04.12.19 Nimbin RFB meeting 6:00pm at station (Sibley St, opp. the skatepark/ basketball court).
Tuesday 17.12.19 Goolmangar RFB meeting 7:30pm at station (cnr. Nimbin Rd & Koonorigan Rd).
Wednesday 18.12.19 Hanging Rock RFB meeting 7:00pm at station (100 Link Rd, Wadeville).
See the Sibley St website for latest info and updates
Progress against the goals of the SNCP can be found via the Sustainability tab above under each key Focus Area's own page.