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Highway re-opens after clean-up

The Bruxner Highway has re-opened after emergency crews cleaned up debris left over the road by a bushfire.
The Bruxner Highway has re-opened after emergency crews cleaned up debris left over the road by a bushfire.

THE Bruxner Highway was closed near Tabulam this morning as emergency crews cleaned up debris left over the road by a bushfire.

A bushfire burning 10km east of Tabulam was contained by Rural Fire Service crews this morning after burning 23 hectares of bushland.

The fire reached the Bruxner Highway last night and ignited a large gum tree, prompting it to fall onto the highway.

It was blocking both lanes this morning.

RFS crews, council and NSW Fire and Rescue helped clear the road this morning at about 8:15am.

The road is now re-opened.

RFS Northern Rivers Superintendent Boyd Townsend said RFS crews had contained the fire and would continue to monitor the blaze today.

"We will have brigades out there today patrolling the roads and checking for other fallen debris," he said.

"The fire conditions today are not too bad. The fire danger is high but it is a bit cooler than yesterday."

There is also a uncontrolled grass fire burning 10 km north of Tabulam on Paddy's Flat Road but there are no properties at threat.

A suspension against fire permit holders executing hazard reduction burns has been lifted as the fire danger dropped to a high level today.

Topics:  bruxner highway bushfire



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