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Water bombing continues on Byron-Bruns fire in preparation for hot weekend

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New attractions for Mullum2Bruns Paddle

There’s new free activities to enjoy at Banner Park in Brunswick Heads after this year’s Mullum2Bruns Paddle, which will be held this Sunday, May 26, from 9.30am till 2.30pm.

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Embarking on adventure

The 2024 Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour comes to Brunswick Heads and the Picture House is calling all adventurers, thrill-seekers, and lovers of the great outdoors. With only two screenings scheduled for 23 and 24 May, tickets are selling fast.

Police appeal again to locate man missing from Mullumbimby

Police are again appealing for public assistance to locate Gage Wilson, a man missing from Mullumbimby, since Saturday, 18 May.

Adam says it’s time for a Sunday bus for north Byron Shire

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Byron Rebels continue strong run in local rugby union

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Posters gone

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Lost in pronunciaton

Ivan Aristeguieta is ridiculously funny. What’s better is watching people try and pronounce his name – and then of course, it’s his deep dive into Aussie culture. Ivan has lived in Australia for ten years – as he says ‘living amongst you, observing you, learning about you’ – and now he makes a very good living taking the piss out of you. ‘I am a true blue, dinky-di Venez-stralian. Nah, she’ll be right! (Who is she by the way?).’

Ownership of the fire has now been transferred from National Parks to the Rural Fire Service who will be providing regular updates. Photo NSW RFS

The fire that has been burning since last Saturday and has burnt northwards up the coastline from Byron Bay towards Brunswick Heads is currently ‘being controlled’ say the Rural Fire Service (RFS).

It has burnt approximately 690ha over the last five days as fire crews including the RFS, who are in charge of managing the response, National Parks and Fire and Rescue NSW crews have worked to contain the fire. 

A fire helicopter battling the fire in the Tyagarah Nature Reserve. Image: Mullumbimby RFS

‘Firefighters, supported by waterbombing aircraft and heavy machinery, continue to work to strengthen containment lines on the Bayshore Drive fire,’ a spokesperson for RFS told The Echo

‘Crews are working towards containment before the weekend when we expect a return to hot, dry and windy conditions.’

Arial photo of fire between Byron Bay and Brunswick Heads taken on 15 October, 2023. Photo Norm Sanders

Fire risk had put Brunswick Heads residents on alert to ‘monitor conditions’ during Tuesday and Wednesday. The fire has currently been removed from the RFS ‘Alerts and Warnings’ page.

Residents and visitors are advised to keep checking the Fires Near Me website for further information.


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