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July 14, 2024

Broken Head bushfire out of control

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Bush fire area.
Bush fire area.

A bushfire that has been burning at Byron Bay Road, Broken Head is out of control. It has currently burnt out 456 ha. 55 firefighters are currently on the ground fighting the blaze.

Previously Fig Tree Road and Coopers Close were under threat but have now been downgraded.

Residents are advised to monitor conditions and take directions from fire fighters on the ground.

For more information call the bushfire information line on 1800 679 737.


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