18.8 C
Byron Shire
May 8, 2021

Fire warnings in the Casino area

Latest News

Join Clarkes Beach paddle out this weekend to stop massive oil and gas field project

Hundreds of local surfers and water-lovers will paddle out at Clarke’s Beach over the weekend to protest against a massive oil and gas field proposed for the NSW coast.

Other News

He said, she said

Fast Buck$, Coorabell At last week’s Council meeting our former mayor had me kicked out of the meeting for ‘disorderly...

Interview with Madeleine West

Madeleine West is a nationally acclaimed actress who is one of the many talents who lives in our region. Not just a soap star (some might know her as Dee Bliss from Neighbours), Madeleine has an extensive performance training background and she’s going to be sharing her Theatresports expertise with kids at the Byron Comedy Fest.

Ballina Dragons’ great results at Urunga

The Ballina Dragon Boat Racing Club is a group of paddling people from all walks of life who enjoy being out on the water having fun and keeping fit.

What’s your opinion on the COVID vax?

Even though the Federal government refuses to take responsibility for the slow rollout of COIVID vaccines across the country you can still have your say on its rollout locally.

The legal smoke

Paul Rea, Coorabell While Labor stopped taking donations from the tobacco industry in 2004 and the Liberals followed suit a...

Humans suck

Hannah Grace, Ocean Shores I heard on the local news, like, this afternoon (April 20), that 370+ kilos of tuna...

Fire near Busby’s Flat. photo Westpac Helicopter.

A fire has significantly impacted the townships of Rappville, Busby Creek, Coombell and Myrtle Creek, near Casino yesterday and a warning has been issued.

Road closures are in place in the area.

Residents are being asked not to return to fire-affected areas as it is currently unsafe to do so.

Northern Rivers Emergency Operation Centre has established an evacuation centre at St Mary’s Catholic College on Canterbury Street in Casino, in response to the Busby Flats Road Fire.

Residents are able to bring small domestic animals to the centre. Larger animals can be taken to the Casino Showgrounds, Summerland Way. Camp sites are available at this location.

The Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter responded at to a call early in the evening with the Helicopter Critical Care Medical Team to a reported 62-year-old male who suffered superficial burns to one arm and both legs trying to protect his property from fire at Busby’s Flat.

The patient and property were very isolated and the helicopter was able to land nearby.

NSW Rural Fire Service transported the patient to the waiting helicopter. The Helicopter Critical Care Medical Team have stabilised the patient and he was flown to Lismore Hospital in a stable condition.

Health warnings are also in place due to significant smoke in and around areas affected by fire. If it is safe to do so, remain indoors or seek medical assistance if required.

Fore more information about the status of the fires, please visit the Rural Fire Service website: (www.rfs.nsw.gov.au) or Fires Near Me (www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/fire-information/fires-near-me) for updates.

Please visit www.livetraffic.com for traffic info and use extreme caution due to fallen power lines and trees.

Residents who live in the impacted area should visit register.redcross.org.au and select ‘Busby Flat Rd Fire’ to register their current location.



Support The Echo

Keeping the community together and the community voice loud and clear is what The Echo is about. More than ever we need your help to keep this voice alive and thriving in the community.

Like all businesses we are struggling to keep food on the table of all our local and hard working journalists, artists, sales, delivery and drudges who keep the news coming out to you both in the newspaper and online. If you can spare a few dollars a week – or maybe more – we would appreciate all the support you are able to give to keep the voice of independent, local journalism alive.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Man dead after boat capsizes near Yamba

Police say a man has died and a second has been taken to hospital after a boat capsized south of Yamba this morning.

Jonson Street bus shelter gone and an era ended

Byron Shire Council says that the wooden bus shelter on Jonson Street outside the Byron Visitors Centre is being removed today with all bus services operating from the new bus interchange on Butler Street in Byron Bay

Upside down river

Tim Harrington, Lennox Head Letter contributor Richard White (letters 21/4/21) quite correctly identifies the Richmond River as an ‘upside down river’ and nowhere is this more...

Ballina Dragons’ great results at Urunga

The Ballina Dragon Boat Racing Club is a group of paddling people from all walks of life who enjoy being out on the water having fun and keeping fit.