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Duranbah busfire – August 20.

The current windy conditions are not helping firefighters contain a bushfire that has been burning at Duranbah since yesterday morning.

The current status of the fire is Alert Level: Advice.

The last update says the fire has burned 363 hectares and is out of control.

For information on bushfire safety, visit the New South Wales RFS website: www.rfs.nsw.gov.au.

For more information on this fire or any other fire visit the RFS Fires Near Me page: www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/fire-information/fires-near-me or download the app onto your smartphone.

Duranbah busfire – August 20.



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  1. The RFS yesterday reported “there are no threats to any people or properties at this stage.” and were content to advise landholders to stay on top of it and be alert. These self-same landholders who started the fire “which spread from a suspected burn off on a private property.”
    Despite the use of a helicopter and over a dozen RFS personnel, it has burnt this huge area of habitat and is ‘out of control’. I don’t know what we would do without the expertise of the RFS as the ‘responsible agency’.
    I am sure they will insist on the arsonist receiving the full penalty of the law.
    Cheers G”)

  2. The RFS should always consult the Met before any hazard reduction is attempted. They would’ve warned them that it wasn’t a good day for back-burning as high winds changing direction were expected and were forecast.


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