WARNING: Dire fire conditions hit Valley
IDEAL conditions to spark devastating blazes have hit the Clarence Valley, and will only worsen in the coming days.
Very high fire danger has been declared today, with the same forecast for tomorrow and severe fire danger expected for Friday which means a total fire ban.
Rural Fire Service Clarence Valley district manager Superintendent Stuart Watts said the community should "refrain from any activity that has the potential to cause a fire".
Grinding, welding in paddocks and driving tractors through long grass in the peak heat of the day have the potential to spark a blaze.
Permits are still suspended except in some circumstances.
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