CONTAINED: Fire crews work at backburning at a fire near Dinjerra Rd at Glenugie. Photo: Adam Hourigan
CONTAINED: Fire crews work at backburning at a fire near Dinjerra Rd at Glenugie. Photo: Adam Hourigan

Valley on high alert as fires burn

6.10pm: A bushfire which was threatening the Yamba Waters Caravan Park has been brought under control with four trucks leaving the scene.

There are no threats to any houses and it should die down over night according to an RFS firefighter on the scene.

RFS is reminding everyone that all fire permits are currently suspended.

Section 44 has been activated which allows help to be brought in from other areas with crews from Lawrence and Ballina working to contain the Carrs Drive fire at Yamba this afternoon.

There are reportedly as many as 25 fires or varius sizes burning across the Clarence Valley tonight.

5.28pm: The threat to the Yamba Waters Caravan Park at Carrs Drive has eased with conditions improving but there's is still work to be done to get the fure under control according to the  New South Wales Rural Fire Service.

 

PEOPLE trapped at their Kremnos property 20km south of Grafton have been airlifted out while another fire is impacting Yamba Waters Caravan Park.

Homes on Sandstone Dr at Kremnos are expected to be impacted by the fire shorty.

An emergency alert has been issued for Carrs Drive at Yamba with firefighters on scene protecting the Yamba Waters Caravan Park.

A Daily Examiner reporter is at Yamba and we will have more shortly.

Head to www.rfs.nsw.gov.au.



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