BREAKING: Car fire sets grass alight on Pacific Highway
UPDATE, 3.35pm: THE RFS has reported a car fire at Newrybar has been extinguished along with a related grass fire that was burning across half a hectare.
The fire was on the Pacific Highway near Old Broken Head Rd at Newrybar.
ORIGINAL STORY, Friday, 3pm: FIREFIGHTERS are rushing to the scene of a reported car fire on the Pacific Highway somewhere between Ross Lane at Tintenbar and Newrybar.
RFS North Coast inspector Bob Wilcox said two crews were en route to a car fire south of the Ewingsdale tunnel which had reportedly caused grass in the area to catch alight.
Inspector Wilcox said the RFS had been inundated with calls from passing motorists about the amount of smoke in the area.
A Fire and Rescue NSW media spokesman said they had also received multiple calls including reports of smoke near the Newrybar Public School on Broken Head Rd.