Lightning strikes up bushfires around Northern Rivers

DON'T be deceived by the stormy weather, the Rural Fire Service has warned saying a very high fire danger remains in place as lightning fires burn across the Northern Rivers.

6,603 lightning strikes hit the Northern Rivers overnight

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Operations officer, Inspector Daniel Ainsworth said fire towers are keeping a close eye on the region as the mercury is tipped to hit the 40s later today.

Insp Ainsworth said crews are on scene at a series of lightning fires ignited across the region in the last 24 hours.

Earlier this morning, Insp Ainsworth said aircraft have dumped water on a bushfire south west of Tabbimoble while teams are working to extinguish a blaze at Bonalbo.

For more information about fires across the region, visit the RFS website.

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