Protect your home from fire threat

AS 11 bushfires continue to burn across Queensland, Tweed firefighters are staying put.

A fresh contingent of New South Wales firefighters was yesterday deployed to help relieve their weary state colleagues but no Tweed firefighters have been sent, Rural Fire Service group Captain Mark Eglington said.

“It is too dangerous here for any of our firefighters to leave,” he said. “We're still in really dry conditions.”

Tweed Heads senior firefighter Justin Hyde reminded Tweed residents to be vigilant as the shire remained in a very high fire danger.

“People have got to be aware of their actions.”

Mr Hyde said people can reduce risks around their homes by minimising fire threats.

“It's just general house maintenance, such as clearing cut down green waste and lawn clippings.

“And keeping your gutters clean,” he said.

“Australia is always in these conditions. It's just another summer.”

More fire information can be found at www.rfs.nsw.gov.au



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