Sugar cane burning season runs from July to November

It’s cane burning season. Photo: Contributed

Residents may see smoke in the sky as sugar cane burning season is now underway across northern NSW running from July to November each year.

The burns often happen in the early morning or late evening.

These controlled burns are done by farmers before they harvest the cane, making it easier to process by removing the leaves and any excess organic material.

Sugar cane fires can produce large smoke columns and burn extremely hot, so if drivers travelling near these fires should not stop or get too close.

The M1 between the Tweed Shire and Clarence Valley stretches through sugar cane country.

The information in this report was provided by NSW Rural Fire Service.

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