A controlled hazard redcution burn.
A controlled hazard redcution burn.

Plumes of smoke near Casino from hazard reduction burn

PLUMES of smoke visible from Coraki and Casino are from two hazard reduction burns being conducted in the area.

Rural Fire Service Northern Rivers operations manager Inspector Daniel Anisworth said the hazard reduction burns in Bungawalbin and Richmond Range were being conducted by National Parks staff, with the assistance of a helicopter.

“There is a controlled hazard reduction burn in the Bungawalbin State Conservation Area off Myall Creek Road throwing up plumes of smoke that may be visible over the next three days,” he said.

“A helicopter is assisting National Parks staff by dropping incendiary devices to help it burn in areas that aren’t accessible by vehicle.

“The other controlled hazard reduction burn is on the Richmond Range, west of Casino, in the Cambridge Plateau area of the Richmond River National Park.”

Insp Ainsworth said the hazard reduction burns will continue for the next three days.



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