Aerial photos of the fire burning south of Evans Head

Smoke seen from the beach at Evans Head. Photo: Margaret Mason-Underhill

Susanna Freymark

Rotorwing Helicopter Services were part of the water-bombing aerial attack on the fire burning south of Evans Head today, Sunday, October 1.

“With a large number of factors working against the team at NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service, easing afternoon conditions have opened up some containment strategies and the team will be working around the clock to get these in place before the forecast changes later in the week,” Rotorwing said.

“With some luck and some hard work, this burn should provide a great firebreak for the community of Evans Head in what looks to be a busy fire season ahead.”

Aerial photo of the fire south of Evans Head. Photo: Rotorwing Helicopter Services

The fire started at Goanna Headland yesterday, Saturday, September 30.

Campers have been told to leave the park and all access to the Mibanbah Black Rocks campground and Jerusalem Creek day area is closed.

Chinamans Beach is also closed.

Watch the video on the Rotorwing Facebook page of the water bombing of the National Park.

Firefighting crews, National Wildlife and Parks service have been working together to contain the blaze which has burned 126 hectares.

The wind is predicted to stay northerly until Friday, with a tilt to north easterly at times.

This is good news for the town of Evans Head, about 3km from the fire.

Here are photos from readers at Evans Head and some aerial shots of the fire.

Residents in the area should monitor the Hazards Near Me App or check the RFS Fires Near Me website for updates.

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