Fire drives out campers
THREE bushfires in Northern NSW have scorched more than 2000ha of land and continue to burn, with one forcing people from an isolated camping ground.
The Rural Fire Service is working to contain the three fires in the Grafton area after easing weather conditions arrived yesterday.
A fire near Brooms Head, east of Grafton, has destroyed 1230ha and forced the closure of Sandon camping ground on the coast that is accessible only during low tide. Firefighters urged campers to leave as a safety measure in case conditions change.
"It's purely a precaution measure due to limited access," an SES spokesman said.
The fire broke out on Wednesday afternoon, spreading quickly due to strong winds and coming within metres of the township.
Residents were on edge until about 4am yesterday, when firefighters got the upper hand on the fire front approaching the town.
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