As one of many bushfire refugees in Australia and beyond this year, I was faced with that classic question – what do I take and what can be left behind?
Over a hundred people are gathered in Palm Park in Mullumbimby for a rain making ceremony. People are welcome to join the ceremony.
Two youths have been arrested after allegedly setting a fire during a Total Fire Ban in Kingscliff earlier this week.
Police say they believe a group of young teens playing with a lighter was responsible for a fire on the Tweed over the weekend.
Owners of an iconic wedding venue in Byron say they are urgently calling customers and relocating weddings after fire destroyed the main building over the weekend.
At least ten bush and grass fires were burning in the far north coast area this morning, including one in the Ballina shire.
Arguments over funding for state emergency services on the far north coast continue, with no sign yet of nearly $6 million promised in June.
Around midday Tuesday, residents in the Richmond Valley local government area received news it’s too late to escape a bushfire.
The RFS had declared a total fire ban for much of NSW Monday but with severe fire danger weather conditions predicted for early Tuesday afternoon, the ban on the far north coast continues.
Fire conditions are classified as severe and very high today and the RFS says people should stay alert and informed.
A fire-fighters union representative has confirmed the organisation told Tweed Heads workers not to leave their station closed for a day to attend training in Ballina last week.
Member for the Blue Mountains Trish Doyle last week told media the regional station was closed so fire-fighters could go to a community outreach program in Ballina.
Four teenagers have been arrested over a suspicious fire in a vacant building at Casino yesterday.
The New South Wales Rural Fire Service are currently attending properties on Kyogle Raod near Terragon. RFS staff and volunteers are responding to reports of a large column of smoke 6km south-west of Uki. Aircraft have been sent to assist... Read More →
A fire that has been burning since the early hours of Sunday at the Lismore tip, is still smouldering and the North Coast Public Health Unit is urging people with heart and respiratory conditions to be aware of the health risks.
Emergency services are on-site containing a blaze at the Lismore Recycling & Recovery Centre in Wyrallah Road.
Local designer Joy Decarne was devastated to find out that sometime in the early hours of Saturday, an electrical fault in her shop Bamboo Lifestyle, caused a fire which destroyed all her stock.
A fire has been burning since Saturday afternoon on the ridge to the north of Mount Warning across both burning through both National Park (NP) and private land.
Emergency services were called to Survey Street, Lennox Head, just after 1am on Sunday morning after reports that a house was well alight.
We live in probably the most fire prone country the world yet we do not have enough services on hand to combat those fires in an emergency.
One of two major bushfires burning in the Richmond Valley has now burnt out more than 3,290 hectares and remains out of control.
Police attended a fire this morning at Lismore Road, Wollongbar that has destroyed the interior of the house.
A home has been destroyed and a man treated for smoke inhalation after a fire near Lismore.
A vehicle that was stolen las night in Lismore was then set alight said a spokesperson for the Lismore police.
A Goonellabah man who allegedly destroyed part of a home after fire took hold from him flicking lit cigarettes will face a hearing on Friday.