FILL ER UP: Rural Fire Service volunteers pump water into a converted crop duster at Evans Head aerodrome as a fire south of t
FILL ER UP: Rural Fire Service volunteers pump water into a converted crop duster at Evans Head aerodrome as a fire south of t

Bushfire forces campers to flee

By Jamie Brown jamie.brown@northernstar.com.au HOLIDAYING campers at Black Rocks, in Bundjalung National Park, were evacuated on Tuesday as a bushfire south of Evans Head continued to challenge crews. With strong northerly winds predicted ahead of a weak southerly change, evacuating the 26 bush camping sites proved a priority for the National Parks and Wildlife Service. Spokesperson Heather Lloyd said NPWS crews, together with Rural Fire Service volunteers, were patrolling containment lines along the border of Bundjalung National Park and the RAAF bombing range. The fire, which was first reported on Sunday, has burnt more than 80ha, starting with the Gumma Garra picnic area south of Evans Head. Two converted crop dusters continued to water bomb the fire perimeter, while a helicopter was used to monitor the situation. A backburn blackened potential fire avenues around south Evans Head.



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