Brooms Head fire continues

Rural Fire Service volunteers look at the Brooms Head fire as they refill their tanker.
Rural Fire Service volunteers look at the Brooms Head fire as they refill their tanker.
FIRE continues to blaze in the Brooms Head area.

Firefighters are still working north and south of Brooms Head village, backburning and preparing containment lines.

"Some erratic fire behaviour was experienced over night, with spot overs to the east of Brooms Head Road into the Redcliff reserve," a NSW Rural Fire Service statement, released at midday today, said.

"Additional resources have been deployed to consolidate containment lines along Redcliff Road," the statement said.

Fire continues to burn to the southwest of Brooms Head. Additional containment lines are being prepared in case the fire travels further than anticipated.

"Firefighters will concentrate on containment along Recliff Road to the north throughout the day, with extensive backburning operations planned ahead of expected southerly winds forecast for tomorrow.

"While no properties are under threat, people in the areas of Wooleweyah, Angourie, Sandon, Minni Waters, Wooli and Pilar Valley should ensure their properties are prepared. Follow your Bush Fire Survival Plan."

Sandon camping ground was closed yesterdat as a precautionary measure as access was only able during low tide.

"People in the area may continue to experience smoke and embers. Continue to monitor the situation and follow the advice of firefighters. Follow your Bush Fire Survival Plan."

Fire permits have been suspended in the Clarence Valley District and access to National Parks in the area have been restricted.

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Do you know what to do in the advent of a fire? See NSW bushfire safety tips

In a bushfire emergency help is at hand:

NSW Fire Brigade will be mobilized in the event of a fire, offering tips and support.

Prepare yourself a home emergency kit, details offered by the SES and they can be contacted on 132 500. The SES is a branch of the Emergency Management NSW.

Wind direction is monitored by The Bureau of Meteorology regularly updating warnings in the event of a bushfire in New South Wales.

In the event of a bushfire medical assistance is available through the NSW Ambulance Service. Dial 000 (triple zero) if you need help urgently.

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