Fire-fighters have raced to an area of coastal heath alight on an Evans Head beach.
Fire-fighters have raced to an area of coastal heath alight on an Evans Head beach. Trevor Veale

Firefighters investigating cause of Evans Head blaze

Update Thursday 12.05pm: FIRIES are expected to investigate the circumstances of a blaze that sparked in vegetation on the dunes of Airforce Beach.

The fire was fully extinguished about 11.50am with crews using hand tools such as nap sacks to stamp out the flames.

Access to the bushfire was a factor with crews making their way into the fire area by foot. 

 

Original story: FIREFIGHTERS have rushed to a small bush fire sparked on coastal health along an Evans Head beach.

At this stage, Fire and Rescue have confirmed a small area of grass on the dunes is alight off Terrace St, north of the Evans Head Surf Life Saving Club.

Two Rural Fire Service trucks from Woodburn are en route to assist Fire and Rescue contain the blaze.

It is unknown at this stage whether any houses are under threat.

More to come.



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