JoJo Newby

Firies hope for showers

FIREFIGHTERS are hoping for rain this weekend after several days of hot temperatures resulted in three bushfires flaring up across the Northern Rivers.

Northern Rivers Rural Fire Service operations manager Daniel Ainsworth said after yesterday's very high fire danger he was relieved to be notified today's fire danger was low to moderate.

Mr Ainsworth said late yesterday the only immediate fire threats were at Tuntable Creek, which flared up again about noon, and a fire in a 30m-long pile of tea-tree mulch on a private property at Tucki Tucki.

He said the fire flared-up near Tuntable Creek Rd resident Hamish's house. He called 000 and attempted to put the fire out using a blanket.

"He called 000 and I sent brigades from Nimbin and The Channon out there," Mr Ainsworth said.

"They were out there for about two hours cleaning up before they were relieved by another brigade who is patrolling the area where the fire burned."

Three RFS volunteers were expected to remain at the Tucki Tucki mulch fire extinguishing flare-ups as an excavator breaks up the pile to prevent further fires.

A 10ha blaze at Bungawalbin was extinguished by RFS crews on Thursday night.

The Bureau of Meteorology is predicting scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms across the region today and tomorrow.


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