There are currently 64 fires burning along the NSW east coast with about half of those in the Northern Rivers.
At last count, there were about 28 fires between Coffs Harbour in the south and Lynchs Creek in the north, with dozens more burning along the coast to the southern border.
The fires range from hazard reduction back-burns, grass fires and bush fires and all fires are classed as ‘being controlled’ at this stage.
The Rappville bushfire is continuing to burn along Clearfield Road south of the township, the fire has made its way into a pine plantation in the area.
The northernmost part of the fire is burning near Myrtle Creek Road and Clearfield Road and has crossed Summerland Way to the east, where there continues to be active fires in small areas at this location.
Firefighters are continuing to consolidate containment lines on the eastern side of the fire. Crews are working with aircraft including the Large Air Tanker and heavy machinery to build containment lines on the southeastern and southern flanks.
This morning Kyogle firefighters are manning the Casino station, as the Casino tanker and three other appliances from surrounding stations are joining together as a Strike Force to attend fires in and around Grafton.
Motorists are reminded to drive to the conditions as firefighters are continuing to work from the roadside edge and smoke may restrict driver visibility periodically.