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The Rural Fire Service has called for people exercising fire permits to be extra vigilant over the next few days after two fires got out of control in the Tweed on Tuesday.

A grass fire at Murphy’s Road, Kingscliff, burnt more than a hectare before being brought under control around 4pm this afternoon.

No one was injured in the fire, which caused smoke haze in Kingscliff township.

A second fire beside the Pacific Highway at Clothiers Creek has been extinguished without affecting people or property.

This morning the National Parks & Wildlife Service reported that the Minyon Loop walking track would re-close due to the affect of blustery conditions on smouldering embers in the vicinity, where 150 hectares was burnt out earlier this month.

The fires have acted as a timely reminder for people with permits to be careful when burning off. Property owners are reminded they do require a fire permit to burn off at this time of year.

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