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Richmond Valley fire still out of control

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Vale Aunty Dulcie Nicholls 21.10.29 – 19.09.21

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At midnight tonight (Wednesday 22 September) lockdown will be lifted for the Lismore local government area (LGA).

Compost back on Lismore’s gardening menu

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Nuclear-powered subs? Dr Caldicott speaks

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The fire at Ellangowan, near Casino, is now under control. Photo NBN news

One of two major bushfires burning in the Richmond Valley has now burnt out more than 3,290 hectares and remains out of control.

More than 20 firefighters will continue to work across the day in an effort to contain the fire near Kippenduff, which is burning in the Brewers Road area.

The Rural Fire service (RFS) reports that crews continued to identify and strengthen containment lines around the fire overnight.

Cooler and less windy weather has given firefighters some respite, although rain predicted for the weekend is not expected to be sufficient to extinguish the fire.

Old Tenterfield Rd is currently closed and further rural roads in the vicinity of the fire may be closed at short notice.

The Mothersoles Road, Ellangowan, fire has now been brought under control after having burnt out 3,159 hectares.

A third major fire at Coal Ridge, Smiths Creek, approximately 30km north-west of Grafton, is burning into the Wombat Creek Conservation Area. The fire, which has burnt 1,400 hectares, is being controlled.

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