ABOVE: Casino RFS crew put out a fire at Rappville. Photos: Casino Rural Fire Brigade
There are 28 fire incidents across the state and eight of these are fires in our region covering Richmond Valley, Kyogle and on the borders of Clarence Valley and Tenterfield.
All week RFS units have been busy with fires caused by hazard reductions spreading, machinery and some deliberately lit.
The fires are at the alert level of Advice which is the lowest alert given by emergency services.
On Monday, June 26, Casino Rural Fire Brigade responded to a grass fire at Rappville
The fast moving bushfire was difficult to get under control because of the wind, terrain and fuel load, an RFS member said.
Crews worked until nearly 3am to extinguish and put in a control line to hold the fire with further patrols continuing today, Tuesday, June 27.
Many units helped including Rappville, Casino East – Greenridge/Tatham, North Casino – Fairy Hill, Tomki, Bungawalbin, Whiporie and Northern Rivers Group 5.
The RFS advised people to use the Hazards Near Me app to stay up to date with fires burning. And if you are planning on burning check the forecasts and control lines.
Call 000 early if in doubt before things get too far outta hand, the RFS said.
Fires currently burning – all are at advice level with the number of hectares burned listed next to the local government area where the fire is burning.
Carwong Rd, Rappville
Richmond Valley: grassfire 235ha
Kangaroo Creek Fire, Drake
Tenterfield: bushfire 31ha
Sugarbag Rd, Tabulam
Tenterfield: bushfire 43ha
Mud Flat Rd, Drake
Tenterfield: bushfire 287ha
Cyril Smith Cct, Tabulam
Tenterfield: bushfire 19ha
Plains Station Rd, Mookima Wybra
Clarence Valley: bushfire 111ha
Hunters Rd, Ewingar
Clarence Valley: bushfire 10ha
Old Tenterfield Rd, Kippenduff
Richmond Valley: grassfire 30ha
The fire warnings are as follows:
An Emergency Warning is the highest level of Bush Fire Alert. You may be in danger and need to take action immediately. Any delay now puts your life at risk.
Watch and Act
There is a heightened level of threat. Conditions are changing and you need to start taking action now to protect you and your family.
A fire has started. There is no immediate danger. Stay up to date in case the situation changes.