07 August 2007

Northeast NSW fires reported

Some reports of some significant fire activity on the QLD/NSW border tonight.
The firefighters are concentrating their efforts on two fires in Kyogle and a third fire in Lismore.

NSW Emergency Services Minister Nathan Rees says more than a dozen fires are burning in the north, including blazes in the Mooball National Park, Ferndale and Rowlands Creek areas of the Tweed and in the Kyogle area.

There are also fires west of Casino and in the New England region around Armidale and Glen Innes, he said.

"To help out, 10 heavy bushfire tankers and additional volunteer crews will be deployed to the areas tomorrow," Mr Rees said in a statement.

As this is being prepared, there are not too many hotspots apparent on the NAFI website in the region, but there doesn't seem to have been a recent satellite pass over the region. Will check again later and post any relevant image.

There are also several recent hotspots in southern QLD, but nothing reported in the media at this time

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