News

Firefighters prepare for heightened bushfire danger

The Rural Fire Service has suspended fire permits in light of high fire danger.
The Rural Fire Service has suspended fire permits in light of high fire danger. The Western Star Archives

HEIGHTENED fire danger has seen the NSW Rural Fire Service suspend permits in Coffs Harbour and Bellingen as of noon today.

Firefighters say the impending heatwave to hit the region on Tuesday is reason for concern leading to the action.  

It's anticipated a total fire ban could come into force across much of NSW this afternoon. 

Mid North Coast Acting Team Manager Michael Brougham said under the current period of High fire danger, residents can play an important role in preventing fires.

"Residents need to have a current Bush Fire Survival Plan - preparation is the key to surviving a bush fire," Inspector Brougham said.  

Weather forecasters have tipped the worst of the hot, dry and windy conditions to hit the Sydney basin and Hunter Valley on Tuesday. 

In preparation, four RFS units comprising 18 firefighters have travelled from Coffs Harbour and Bellingen and remain on bushfire alert in Forster.

 

* In other news, Moonee Beach RFS crews extinguished a vehicle fire at the weekend. 

The sedan exploded into flames in Rushton Avenue on Saturday around 9pm. 

Police also attended and investigations are continuing into the cause.

Moonee Beach Car Explosion - User Contributed
Moonee Beach Car Explosion - User Contributed

Topics:  bellingen, bushfires, coffs harbour, mid north coast, rural fire service



The family who makes fine music

THREE GENERATIONS: Coffs Harbour City Orchestra musicians, Tim, Stephanie and Ruth Egan.

The family who makes fine music

Maserati caught flying up Pac Hwy upgrade

The newly opened Nambucca to Urunga Pacific Hwy upgrade appears to be a favourite spot for speeding drivers.

The new stretch of highway is fast becoming a race track

Police call for witnesses to motorcycle crash

Nsw police Highway Patrol.06 April 2015Photo Trevor Veale / Coffs Coast Advocate

POLICE are seeking witnesses after a Pacific Hwy crash at Bonville

Latest deals and offers

Rob Kardashian 'neglected' by Blac Chyna

Friends say they are now 'back in love'

Isla Fisher: I don't like talking about my private life

Isla Fisher shut down TV hosts when they asked about her husband

Mariah Carey: I 'can't believe' Prince has gone

'Prince was one of the best people I've met'

Joe Jonas' 'tough' pals

Joe Jonas' pals are 'tough' with his potential partners

The Bachelor wash up: bacon, plank offs and that white rose

Richie Strahan, second from left, with bachelorettes Eliza, Faith, Noni and Janey in a scene from episode one of the fourth season of The Bachelor.

RICHIE Strahan meets some beautiful, and colourful, bachelorettes.

You can own this Queensland town for just $1

Yelarbon

Unprecedented auction of town's business centre with no reserve

Work starts on $15M Caloundra apartment building

Turning the first sod at the Aqua View Apartments site in Kings Beach are (from left) husband-and-wife developers Alex Yuan and Stella Sun with construction company Tomkins director Mike Tomkins and Councillor Tim Dwyer.

Developers excited about addition to Kings Beach skyline

Plans revealed for 1500-lot 'master-planned community'

Precinct will be bounded by Boundary St and Shoesmith Rd

Ecco Ripley sales run sparks prime release

MOVING IN: Sekisui House has announced the release of more residential blocks at Ecco Ripley.

Sekisui House is preparing to unveil more land at Ecco Ripley

A home rich in history looking for a new owner

HISTORY: The circa 1920s home is being sold for the first time in 90 years.

Circa 1920s home being sold for the first time in 90 years