Don't blame sugar cane for ash in Ballina, say cane growers

THE Richmond River Cane Growers Association is advising residents in the Riverside Dr area of Ballina that ash blown onto their properties yesterday was from a scrub fire.

The Rural Fire Service advised there was a large scrub fire between the Big Prawn and the Ballina Bypass, around the Emigrant Creek area.

Cane Growers Association manager Monica Pole said there were no cane fires burning in the area yesterday morning.



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