Clarence residents are on alert because of bushfire threats issued on Saturday.
Clarence residents are on alert because of bushfire threats issued on Saturday.

Lots of smoke around but most fires are under control

RURAL Fire Service spokesman Ron Collingridge said crews had a good run today.

The Boundary Creek Rd fire near Nymboida had previously been threatening properties in the area but by this afternoon crews had succeeded in putting a control line along the fire's eastern flank.

The large blazes in the Ramornie State Forest and the Ingalbar fire west of Grafton, close to the Gwydir Hwy, have been controlled but were still releasing a lot of smoke.

The Donnellans Rd fire flared up again late today and the RFS was perplexed as to the potential causes of the blaze.

Fire investigative units have been called in to probe suspicious circumstances surrounding a number of the blazes and the RFS is asking anyone with information to contact them on 1800 333 000.

Advice

  • People with health issues should take appropriate precautions, such as staying indoors and closing all windows and doors to protect themselves from smoke.
  • While no properties are under immediate threat, people living in the areas near the fires should ensure their homes are appropriately prepared.
  • If the fire approaches your property; follow your Bush Fire Survival Plan.
  • People should obtain a copy of their Bush Fire Survival Plan from their local fire control centre or download a copy from the RFS website rfs.nsw.gov.au. The bushfire survival plan will help you make decisions that will give you and your family the best chance of surviving a bushfire.
  • If you need to report a new fire or require urgent assistance, dial Triple Zero (000).

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