The bush, the forests, the animals, and the people of NSW – make that Australia – have been enduring the back to back impacts of flood, drought, fire, flood, and now the COVID-19 pandemic. What could make this any worse?
If it’s not fire then it is rain – and with the rain has come an early end to the fire season on the far north coast and Northern Rivers region.
‘I’ve cried, I’ve been hugged, I’ve been loved, but the trauma of this is so profound and it’s affecting thousands of people across our regions and we need help.’
Ballina Shire councillor Jeff Johnson is calling for a port if the $1.1m dollars in bushfire funding that has been received by Ballina Shire Council to be spent on the local koala population.
The impact of the bushfires and exposure to poor air quality on peoples health will be examined as part of a NSW Parliamentary Committee inquiry.
The Greens state member for Ballina wants mainstream society to give conservatives on climate change another chance.
Having his and his neighbours farms devastated by fires in December, including the loss of one of their homes, local Byron Shire resident Bart Vanarey had put the call out for helping hands to rebuild fences on their properties. He was not left disappointed.
Recognising the disastrous impact that the raging bushfires are having on koala populations across NSW a call is being put out to the NSW government to stop logging of koala habitat.
The fire fighters from the Rural Fire Service (RFS) have been out in force over the last few months as fires have continued to destroy animal habitat, threaten homes and businesses and wreak havoc in people’s lives.
If you are going to stay and defend your properties then make sure you prepared. If you are going to leave leave early.
At least ten bush and grass fires were burning in the far north coast area this morning, including one in the Ballina shire.
Around midday Tuesday, residents in the Richmond Valley local government area received news it’s too late to escape a bushfire.
Fire conditions are classified as severe and very high today and the RFS says people should stay alert and informed.
The RFS said firefighters expected to keep working on the latest fire all day Monday.
Police are still investigating whether a fire that burned 450 hectares before being brought under control at around 2am this morning was deliberately lit.
A bushfire in the Tyagarah Nature Reserve, between the beach and the tea tree lakes, has been brought under control but not before burning out about three hectares.
Police are searching for a possible firebug following a a series of small scrub fires that appeared to have been deliberately lit along the Tweed Coast between Wooyung and Kingscliff on Saturday. Police and NSW Rural Fire Service were first alerted to a... Read More →
A fire burning in bushland at Pottsville burnt out 137 hectares before being brought under control today (December 27).
Albert Moses, Main Arm. On behalf of the co-owners of the Wirrianwah MO on Coopers South Lane, I would like to thank the members of the many RFS stations who attended to the fire on our property this week and helped to contain it so efficiently.
A woman whose home was in the pathway of a bushfire in Coopers Lane, Main Arm, on Monday says she believes the source of the blaze was an unattended campfire. Photos.
The National Parks and Wildlife Service that the Rummery Park campground near the Minyon Falls fireground is open but is only accessible via Nightcap Range Road. The falls lookout, picnic ground and walking tracks remain closed.
The National Parks and Wildlife Service believes the fire that burnt out 150 hectares of pristine Nightcap National Park and closed the popular Minyon Falls was set by firebugs. Roads to and through the Minyon Falls area will be open from tomorrow however the Minyon Loop walking track will remain closed.
A bushfire that may have been deliberately lit in Nightcap National Park on Sunday has yet to be extinguished. It has closed access to the popular tourist attraction of Minyon Falls.
A violent bushfire on the edge of Lennox Head, which was started by a lightning strike on Sunday night, is being brought under control after burning out almost 550 hectares.
The Coast Road between Byron Bay and Ballina has been cut by a bushfire between Lennox Head and Broken Head which is threatening several homes in the area.