Bushfires are a sight that Australians don’t want to see especially now that last year’s catastrophic NSW bushfires are still fresh in the minds of many. But then bushfires haven’t stopped for anyone even though it’s still winter—technically.
A massive bushfire is currently scorching through more than 300 hectares of land along the Pacific Highway on the outskirts of the NSW-Queensland boundary.
The grassland fire, which erupted after a controlled fire overwhelmed firefighters yesterday, is blazing hot near Clothiers Creek Road and Duranbah’s Pacific Highway, on the Far North Coast near Tweed Heads.
“Crews are on scene at a fire burning in the area of Clothiers Creek Rd and Pacific High Way at Duranbah,” NSW RFS stated.
No Injuries Or Damage Reported
Multiple firefighting crews are on scene and the fire is considered to be at an advice level, though neighbouring residents at Tanglewood and Forest Hill Road have been asked to closely monitor the situation, take hid of advice from emergency crews and strictly follow their bushfire survival plan, the NSW RFS has warned.
At this juncture, no injuries or damage to property has been reported and there is no cause for worry since the fire is burning near a main highway and isn’t a threat to any property.
The locals have been advised to watch out for any smoke within the area. The firefighting crews are also confident that the fire has been contained.
Motorists driving through the area have been urged to be cautious. The current windy conditions are seen to be working against the firefighters though the area is a bit swampy and hopefully the fire won’t spread further.
The latest update indicates that the fire has burned nearly 400 hectares. The bushfire has erupted just two weeks prior to the spring season.
For more information and updates on bushfire safety, please visit the NSW RFS website here: www.rfs.nsw.gov.au.
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