One of the many fires rthat sprung up around Maryborough on Saturday. This fire is at the Maryborough Showgrounds.
One of the many fires rthat sprung up around Maryborough on Saturday. This fire is at the Maryborough Showgrounds. Robyne Cuerel

Fire fighters kept busy on Monday

FIRE fighters were kept busy on Monday, with a bushfire in Bilambil and a yard fire in Tweed Heads South. 

About 2.20pm, emergency services were called to a grass fire off Beltana Dr, Bilambil, a Fire and Rescue NSW spokeswoman said.

Crews from Banora Point and Tweed Heads battled the blaze, while several Rural Fire Service crews were called in to assist. 

The spokeswoman said when fire fighters arrived, about two hectares of grass was alight. 

She said about three hectares in total was burnt. 

While there were homes nearby, she said no property was directly threatened by the fire. 

About 8.20pm, Fire and Rescue were called to a fire in the yard of a unit on William St, Tweed Heads South. 

The spokeswoman said the small fire, near the rear of the two-bedroom townhouse, was extinguished quickly.

Fire fighters ventilated the home, before checking it with a thermal imaging camera. 

"Everyone was out of the premises," the spokeswoman said.

"There was a man with minor burns to his arms and hands."

It is understood the man was taken via ambulance to Tweed Hospital. 

While the exact cause was not known, the spokeswoman said some petrol was found in the yard where the fire occurred. 

A fence and pergola were damaged by the fire. 

There is a high fire danger for the Far North Coast on Tuesday. 



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