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Caravan, bushland burn after crash brings down power lines

A caravan burns after a crash at Rileys Hill.
A caravan burns after a crash at Rileys Hill.

A CARAVAN and then surrounding bushland caught fire when live electricity cables were brought down by a crash at Riley's Hill, north of Woodburn.

Yamba resident Terry sent a photo of the blaze to The Northern Star.

The crash involved two cars and a motorcycle and happened on the Pacific Highway 5km north of Woodburn, about 2.50pm Monday, October 12.

He said he saw the caravan destroyed by the blaze while he was travelling from Yamba to Ballina.

"There were three vehicles, a motor bike, and a caravan involved," he said.

"The caravan was covered with electricity wires from the pole it had knocked down and all we could do was stop the traffic and watch it burn and explode in a matter of 5 to 8 minutes.

"Luckily it didn't seem like anyone was seriously injured."

A NSW Ambulance spokeswoman said paramedics transported two people to Lismore Base Hospital by ambulance in a stable condition.

The spokeswoman said a man was suffering shoulder and wrist injuries and a woman also sustained a wrist injury.

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