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Byron Shire
July 28, 2021

Bushfire at Casuarina

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Rural Fire Service (RFS) spokesperson Ben Shepherd told Echonetdaily that at 10 o’clock this morning the fire was burning to the west of Casuarina near Kings Forest. It has so far burnt out in excess of 90 hectares.

‘Firefighters from NSW Fire & Rescue are patrolling the township of Casuarina. Seven RFS trucks are fighting the fire with National Parks assisting. More than 30 firefighters in total are attending the blaze. No property is endangered at this stage.’

Had added that Cudgen Nature Reserve was unlikely to come under threat. ‘Crews are making progress in getting containment,’ he said.


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1 COMMENT

  1. Why is it we have had two large fires started from this area over the past few years. Both have destroyed large native forest areas. The first almost burnt out Tanglewood after racing south past Cudgen Lake.
    What was the cause of this latest fire?

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