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January 30, 2023

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Bundjalung host Byron Shire Survival Day 

Main Beach Park in Cavanbah – Byron Bay, was the place where both Indigenous and non-Indigenous people gathered yesterday to celebrate the longest-living culture in the world – people who are now living on unceded land.

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Pigabeen fire. Photo NSW RFS Troy Middlebrook.

Fire crews and emergency services were called to a blaze at Piggabeen in the early hours of Monday.

Pigabeen fire. Photo NSW RFS Troy Middlebrook.

Pigabeen fire. Photo NSW RFS Troy Middlebrook.

Pigabeen fire. Photo NSW RFS Troy Middlebrook.

A two-storey residential dwelling on Omiah Way was reported alight at approximately 2:30am – over Twenty Five firefighters from NSW Rural Fire Service and Fire Rescue NSW from Bilambil, Cudgen, Murwillumbah and Tweed Heads attended the scene.

NSW Police, NSW Ambulance and Essential Energy were also in attendance.

The fire was contained to one dwelling whips was fully alight when fire crews arrived.

NSW Rural Fire Service and Fire Rescue NSW worked for over two hours to extinguish the structure and prevent spread to an adjoining shed and bushland.

Unfortunately, the majority of the dwelling was completely destroyed, but no one has been reported injured – the occupants self-evacuated from the home prior to the arrival of emergency services.

There is no known cause at this stage – investigations will continue.


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