Fire fighters are working to contain several bush fires burning along the Summerland Way, south of Casino.

One fire is currently burning around Busbys Flat area, 10 kilometres south of Casino.

Fire fighters are being assisted by water bombing aircraft to establish containment lines around a fire burning 3 kilometres west of the Summerland Way on Busbys Flat road at Busbys Flat.

Fire crews are providing property propection to some rural properties in the area, which are under threat.

Another fire is burning approximately 20 kilometres south of Casino.

The Summerland Way between Casino and Grafton has been closed to the north and south of Rappville road, due to fire fighting operations in the area.

Advice:

A fire is burning in High fire danger conditions and is currently less than two hours away from properties. Generally under these conditions there is no immediate danger to your life and fires can be controlled. Spot fires can occur close to the main fire.
 
In High fire danger conditions terrain is more likely to affect fire behaviour than weather conditions, which may cause an increase in fire intensity.
 
Properly prepared homes that are actively defended can provide safety during the fire. Check and follow your Bush Fire Survival Plan now.
 
If you don’t have a Bush Fire Survival Plan and the fire is burning close to your property, take steps to protect your life and home.
 
If the fire is approaching and you have doubts about your ability to protect your life and home, call Triple Zero (000) immediately.

Check this website regularly for updates about the fire.

Meanwhile, a fire is currently burning uncontrolled between Tooloom and Paddys Flat, west of Kyogle.

The fire has burnt approximately over 3420 hectares of bush and grass.

Back burning operations will continue today, further deepening and strengthening containment lines.

The Clarence Wilderness Lodge is closed to all visitors until further notice.

Holiday-makers who were planning to visit the area are urged to choose another destination.

Whilst the fire is not threatening any property under current conditions, riverside camping areas should not be used until further notice due to ongoing safety concerns associated with this fire.

A Community Newsletter has been produced and distributed to outlets in Casino, Tabulam and Kyogle.