Firefighters have been busy all weekend with numerous intentionally lit fires.
Firefighters have been busy all weekend with numerous intentionally lit fires. SCOTT POWICK

Suspicious fires blaze on Tweed Coast across weekend

FIREFIGHTERS remained busy on Sunday with more suspicious fires on the Tweed Coast, after police appealed for assistance into the blazes.

On Saturday, firefighters were called to nine bush and scrub fires between Kingscliff and Wooyung between 1pm and 8.10pm.

Rural Fire Service Far North Coast Inspector Matt Inwood said the blazes continued on Sunday.

“There was more yesterday so brigades were kept busy in that area, particularly north of Cabarita up towards Casuarina,” Insp Inwood said.

Ins Inwood said it was concerning to see so many fires, all believed to be deliberately lit, occur just weeks into Fire Danger Period.

“There was numerous fires and the conditions and the conditions are quite dry around the whole area at the moment,” he said.

He said the quick response of RFS and Fire and Rescue brigades across the district was crucial in containing the many fires.

“Some of the fires took hold quickly, while others didn’t,” he said.

He said upwards of 20 personnel attended the blazes.

Despite rumours on social media claiming someone had been arrested in relation to the fires, Tweed/Byron Local Area Command Inspector Greg Jago said this was not the case.

For information on current fires, visit rfs.nsw.gov.au.



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