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RFS using cooler, calmer conditions to better contain bushfires

The Rural Fire Service says it will use cooler calmer weather forecast for the next few days to strengthen control lines around bushfires in the region.

There are still 16 bushfires between the Great Lakes and the Clarence Valley but most are under control.

RFS Region North manager Brett Condie said the largest fires are around Kempsey and Glenreagh.

He said hot weather is forecast to return to fire-grounds early next week.

“From a Northern Region perspective we’re very fortunate at the moment to have a bit of a lull in proceedings, I guess is the way I would put it,’ he said.

“It’s also probably relevant to sort of say that at this point in time, even people with permits need to be monitoring the weather conditions and the daily fire danger ratings.

“Permits will be suspended for 24-hour periods during times of severe and extreme fire danger.”

Topics: Bushfires
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