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Lennox Head bushfire under control

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Firefighters used back-burning to save these houses at Lennox Head from bushfire on Monday December 30. Photo Stuart Amos

A violent bushfire on the edge of Lennox Head, which was started by a lightning strike on Sunday, is being brought under control this morning after burning out almost 550 hectares of coastal vegetation.

Firefighters have almost finished establishing control lines around the fire, which was at one stage threatening 200 homes, including the prestigious Linnaeus Estate and nearby Bundaleer Road.

Residents have now been allowed to return to their homes as firefighters take advantage of cooler conditions to get on top of the fire.

An RFS spokesperson said back-burning would be completed today towards Lennox Head and along The Coast Road to ‘establish solid containment lines’; however, the fire is expected to continue to burn for several more days.

‘There will still be a lot of smoke in there,’ he told ABC radio this morning. ‘Crews are going to be very busy over the coming 24 to 48 hours.’


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