The New South Wales RFS have declared a Total Fire Ban for the Far North Coast and North Western regions today, Monday 23 November, owing to forecast hot and windy conditions.
The RFS have released a statement advising that an additional 21 areas will begin the bush fire season today due to local conditions.
An RFS spokesman said that a house was destroyed by fire in Mooball yesterday. The Duranbah bushfire has covered 294 ha and is being controlled by local crews with support from the air.
The Public Service Association says that any increase in hazard reduction or land clearing targets, must be managed by a paid and permanent workforce.
After last year's devastating and tragic fire season, the NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) are doing their best to prevent the same thing happening again in 2020/2021.
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While many brigades and communities have started raising funds to purchase P3 masks that have two stage filter systems an operational brief from the RFS raised concerns that crowd funding pages were being established ‘without the appropriate authority’.
Byron Bay Rural Fire Brigade is calling for people in their area to come along and find out what it means to join the RFS and get involved.
Bay FM are inviting volunteer fire-fighters to join them for a bit of disco fun tonight as guests of honour at Bay FM’s summer disco fundraiser.
Residents in and around Drake, in the Tenterfield shire, received welcome news from the Rural Fire Service on Sunday afternoon: the Long Gully Road Fire was finally declared OUT.
At least ten bush and grass fires were burning in the far north coast area this morning, including one in the Ballina shire.
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While RFS volunteers were busy assessing property damage and Cr Mustow was calling for people to register themselves on a survival list run by Red Cross late last week, Mr Pugh said nobody was allowed into the fire-impacted area south of Casino to check on wildlife.
The Busbys Flat Road fire destroyed 37 homes while another eight were lost in the Long Gully Road fire, adding to 24 already destroyed by fire there in September.
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.
Anyone wanting to light a fire almost anywhere in NSW, including across the Northern Rivers, will need a permit until further notice.
The RFS said firefighters expected to keep working on the latest fire all day Monday.
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