Fire Burning at Morisset

Some evacuated as a precaution

13 January 2017

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VIDEO: Barb Polozcek

UPDATE 7:30AM: The Morisset bushfire has been brought under control overnight. Crews spent the night backburning, and will monitor the blaze today.

Photo: Ray Deaves

UPDATE 9:00PM: The Newcastle train line has re-opened between Wyong and Morisset. Wyee Road has also re-opened.

Firefighters will continue back burning operations during the night, in a bid to contain the bushfire.

No properties are under threat.

UPDATE 5:55PM: Wyee Road is now closed in both directions at Morisset due to the bushfire. 

It's left some commuters stranded, with both the rail and bus line suspended because of the fire.

The blaze remains at the Advice level with anyone in the area urged to keep an eye on the conditions and follow direction of authorities on the ground. 

UPDATE 5:20PM: The bushfire at Morisset has crossed the train line towards Wyee Road. Services remain suspended between Morisset and Wyong.

There's no immediate threat to homes.

A lot of smoke is also blowing across the M1.


Some residents of Stockdale Street, Morisset have evacuated their homes as a precaution, as the RFS and Fire and Rescue firefighters battle an out of control bushfire.

It's about 5 hectares in size, with the flames being blown in a southwesterly direction towards the rail line.

Train services have stopped between Wyong and Morisset as a result. 

At least 9 Fire and Rescue NSW and 5 Rural Fire Service trucks are on the scene

No homes are directly under threat.

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