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Information session for Bees Nest bushfire

A community information session will be held at the Ebor Sports Ground this Friday from 6pm, to assist residents impacted by the Bees Nest bushfire.

Emergency service personnel and community service providers will be available at the session to provide up-to-date information and answer residents’ questions.

Organisations represented at the event will include the Rural Fire Service, Local Land Services, BlazeAid, Red Cross, Family & Community Support and Council.

Armidale Regional Council Mayor Simon Murray, who will also attend the meeting, said the sessions were highly valuable in helping communities deal with the trauma of the bushfire and assist the recovery process.

“While it’s unfortunately only a matter of months since we went through this process with the Tingha community for the February fires, the public meetings for that community were certainly integral to the healing and recovery,” Councillor Murray said.

“They offer an essential opportunity for face-to-face advice, ensure people stay connected with available assistance and provide the support of bringing together people with shared experiences.

"Enjoy a free sausage sizzle, off-load your concerns and get the information you need."

Further information about the bushfire recovery is available on the Emergency & Disaster Information page on Council’s website.

The fire has been burning since Friday, covering more than 75,000 hectares. While the alert status for residents has been downgraded to ‘advice’, the fire remains out of control and, with much of the fire in difficult to access bushland, is expected to continue burning for days, if not weeks.

Residents and other people in the area are advised to stay up to date with the bush fire situation by checking www.rfs.nsw.gov.au, listening to the local radio station or calling the NSW RFS Bush Fire Information Line on 1800 679 737.

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


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