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RFS crews pulled off fires during ferocious conditions

THE Valley remains under a bushfire state of emergency (Section 44) with ferocious winds fuelling several fires over the past 24 hours.

According to RFS media liaison officer, Ron Collingridge the conditions at the two main fires were so bad crews had to be pulled off.

The Doboy fire in the Ramornie State Forest remains a high concern, burning over 4528 hectares of bushland.

Crews ceased operations there during last night's strong winds.

Also the Ingalbar fire near Jackadgery Gap off the Gwydir Hwy broke containment lines yesterday and is burning over 1831 hectares.

Again crews had to abort their operations and withdraw due to windy conditions there last night.

Mr Collinridge said conditions last night were "ferocious" and have caused a number of other fires.

The primary concern is a new fire near Hernani which 10 crews have been trying to contain to protect nearby properties.

All fire permits are suspended due to the State of Emergency, except for canegrowers and the RFS have said people with health issues should stay inside due to the large amount of smoke in the air.

People needing to report a new fire should call triple zero (000).

Topics:  wind



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