News

Bushfire survival plans triggered

Blistering winds and soaring temperatures have caused a fire to jump containment lines in dense scrub west of Woodburn this afternoon. Photo RFS.
Blistering winds and soaring temperatures have caused a fire to jump containment lines in dense scrub west of Woodburn this afternoon. Photo RFS.

RESIDENTS south of Casino are being urged to enact their bushfire survival plans as a grass fire impacts on properties about 15km from the town.

Police from the Richmond Local Area command issued the precautionary warning tonight on its Facebook page, saying people in the area "should listen to the advice of firefighters on the ground and enact their Bush Fire Survival Plans".

The warning comes as firefighters continue to struggle with a grass fire on the Tathum-Ellangowan Rd, just under 15km southeast of Casino and a little over 15km west of Coraki.

The fire which started on Friday was under control until it unexpectedly jumped containment lines near Tathum-Ellangowan Rd at approximately 4.30pm today.

A Rural Fire Service spokesman said the "running fire" was partly fuelled by unfavourable weather conditions and that a helicopter had been called in to help firefighters on the ground.

The blaze is one of three currently being brought under control by firefighters on the Northern Rivers. Between Coffs Harbour and the border there are currently another 15 fires listed as "under control".

The fires come in what the Rural Fire Service had already expected would be a difficult weekend, with forecasts of high temperatures and low humidity.

A total fire an is in place across the Northern Rivers. 


View Watch and act in a larger map

Topics:  rural fire service woodburn



Sex attacker slapped with strict supervision upon release

Violent sex offender's life after jail no walk in the park

Nationals will not stop Essential Energy job cuts

Essential Energy workers are facing forced redundancies within weeks, according to unions.

Nationals leader rules out blocking Essential Energy's 600 job cuts

Where there's a will, there's $75,000 for orphanage

A man has left a third of his $232,000 estate to the Grafton orphanage.

St Joseph's Cowper children's home receives $75,000 from will

Local Partners

Jennifer Lawrence gives keys to new partner

Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence

Oscar winner settling down with new partner

Rogue One star proud to lead new Star Wars film

Felicity Jones leads the new Star Wars film

Star Wars lead proud to be in front in sci-fi

What's on the small screen this week

Ernie Dingo stars in the TV series Going Places with Ernie Dingo.

ERNIE Dingo stars in a new travel series and Seven airs the AACTAs.

Mandy Moore feels like she's 60

Mandy Moore sees herself as a 60-year-old rather than a 32-year-old

Goooodbye Hamish and Andy (from our radios)

Hamish and Andy

The pair have been on air since 2006

David Attenborough on facing his mortality

Sir David Attenborough in a scene from the TV special The Death of the Oceans.

Life without Sir David Attenborough is hard to imagine

Chinese locked out of Australian property market

The rules are different if you're a foreigner

The buyer was from China - the trouble started right there

Morrison signs off on new affordable rental model

Australia's Treasurer Scott Morrison speaks during a press conference after a meeting of the Council of Federal Financial Relations at Parliament House in Canberra, Friday, Dec. 2, 2016.

Scott Morrison signed off on development of a new financing model

Coast high-flyer's fight back from bankruptcy, $72m debt

Scott Juniper went from millionaire developer to declaring bankruptcy in2012, now he is back on top of his game again with new developments including this one in Coolum.

'Apocalyptic lending storm' causes financial collapse.

Multi-level waterfront living in Bilambil Heights

121 Peninsula Dr, Bilambil Heights

Check out this week's feature property.

Retreat along the Rous River

701 Dulguigan Road, North Tumbulgum

Check out this week's feature property.

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!