Report: Three houses lost at Kremnos after fire
3PM: THREE dwellings have been destroyed by fire at Kremnos, 35km south of Grafton, according to the NSW Rural Fire Service following an aerial assessment of the McGill's Road fire.
One dwelling was reported to have been destroyed on Friday, with two more destroyed on Saturday, along with a number of outbuildings and vehicles.
Building Impact Assessment Teams are working on the fireground to confirm.
See The Daily Examiner tomorrow for details.
Around 150 firefighters, assisted by seven waterbombing aircraft, are working on the 25 fires in the Clarence Valley area today. #NSWRFS— NSW RFS (@NSWRFS) August 3, 2014
EARLIER: FIREFIGHTERS have worked through the night and into the early hours of the morning at Kremnos, about 35km south of Grafton on the Orara Way.
A Section 44 has been declared for the region and will stay in place until the emergency situation is brought under control.
Deputy incident controller for the Clarence Valley inspector Brett Loughlin said there were unconfirmed reports of asset damage, including sheds.
He also reported three residents were airlifted to safety.
"It was a very, very difficult situation yesterday for fire-fighters who worked extremely hard," Mr Loughlin said.
Local firefighters were relieved by fresh crews this morning.
"They'll be going in and undertaking property protection," he said.
"We have a large number of aircraft that have come on today including five fixed wing bombers.
"These fixed wing aircraft will be invaluable in helping fire-fighters hit hotspots they can't access from the ground."
The Kremnos fire, burning in the vicinity of Blackbutt Road, Sandstone Drive and Curlew Drive, has burnt more than 700 hectares.
See The Daily Examiner tomorrow for the latest fire updates.