CHOPPER RESPONSE: Choppers worked hard battling fires.
CHOPPER RESPONSE: Choppers worked hard battling fires.

Southerly change eases conditions

A COOL southerly change last night has worked in firefighters' favour, pushing the Morrow's Rd fire back onto itself.

The 1862ha blaze was controlled to containment lines yesterday afternoon, and with weaker winds than were expected, it's good news for Glenreagh residents.

Rural Fire Service public liaison officer Helen Carlos said the 74 firefighters on the field were continuing to control the fire.

"We're still strengthening containment lines because the fire is rght up against those lines," Ms Carlos said. "We didn't get the winds, which has given us the upper hand and allowed us to contain the fire to the western side."

Throughout the fire, 11 aircraft have been on rotation, water bombing and patrolling from the air. There have also been about 30 support personnel.

Clarence Valley residents are still encouraged to remain vigilant and keep an eye on the weather forecast and current fires burning in their area.

Head to http://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au to see where the fires are.

Phone your local fire brigade for information and 000 in an emergency.



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