One of the many fires that sprung up around Maryborough on Saturday. This fire is at the Maryborough showgrounds.
One of the many fires that sprung up around Maryborough on Saturday. This fire is at the Maryborough showgrounds. Robyne Cuerel

Smoke plume more hazard reduction than danger

A LARGE plume of smoke at the southern end of Coffs Harbour is being caused by a golf course conducting a controlled burn.

Standing out starkly against the perfect blue winter sky, the plume's size is no cause for concern according to the Rural Fire Service.

Low wind and relatively cool temperatures make conditions good for hazard reduction in preparations for the more dangerous period later in the year.



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