Fires create thin veil of smoke over Clarence

WESTERLY winds have fanned the thin veil of smoke that's over the Clarence Valley this morning.

Fire authorities are working to contain a handful of bush and scrub fires south-west of Grafton.

The NSW Rural Fire Service is currently containing a 750-hectare bush and scrub fire off Rediger Cl on the Dirty Creek Range.

A 100-hectare fire that was burning at Kangaroo Creek over the weekend has been controlled along with a 50-hectare fire at Blacklands Creek on the Armidale Rd.

Fire crews continue to monitor a 726-hectare bush and grass fire at Rockview Rd near Chambigne.

NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service reports two fires covering a combined 325-hectares are being battled in Chaelundi National Park, west of Nymboida.

NSW Health has urged asthmatics and people with breathing difficulties to remain indoors this morning and not to partake in rigorous exercise or activity.

The smoke haze is likely to lift throughout the day with 24kmh west north westerly winds tending to 15kmh north north-westerly gusts in the evening.

Winds from the south will prevail tomorrow.



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