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

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


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