Summer heat is here and the fire danger is once again climbing.
The North Coast has a High Fire Danger warning today with a Very High Fire Danger warning for the far north coast.
While there aren’t currently any total fire bans in place currently the Very High Fire Danger warning is affecting the Ballina, Byron, Clarence Valley, Kyogle, Lismore, Richmond Valley, and Tweed Shire council areas.
‘The main thing people should be aware that fire permits are now required for burning off on private property,’ said a spokesperson for RFS NSW.
‘The increased winds and temperatures on the North Coast means people should check the fire danger daily to know the risk in their area.’
According to Fires Near Me there are currently four fires in the Northern Rivers region. There are bushfires at Evans Head, under control; and a Forestry Corporation bushfire that is out of control at Mount Clunie National Park. A grass fire near Tabulam is currently ‘being controlled’ while a hazard reduction burn is under control between Casino and Mummulgum in Richmond Valley Shire.