A smoky haze filled the air as fires burned through bushland just off Old Glen Innes Rd near Chambigne.
A smoky haze filled the air as fires burned through bushland just off Old Glen Innes Rd near Chambigne. JoJo Newby

Properties are safe for now

AFTER a busy weekend fighting fires, RFS staff and volunteers were finally able to draw breath yesterday.

"All fires were well-and-truly contained overnight," said RFS spokesperson Stuart O'Keefe.

There are still 10 active fires burning around the Clarence Valley.

However the main sites are around the Ramornie State Forest and the Fortis Creek National Park and consequently property damage is looking unlikely.

While some ground crews are still being deployed and the state of emergency is still yet to be lifted, the majority of the current activity involves monitoring blazes with aircraft.

Approximately 150 volunteers have been involved in the campaign, donating their time and their skills to what is a very noble cause.



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