As the brave members of the RFS continue to battle it out with week-long bushfires out the back of the Northern Rivers, it seems even the HS-2 Hot Shield Masks are struggling to protect the fireys from the herbal aromas of Byron hinterland

Thankfully conditions have eased overnight for the fire burning in the Mount Nardi area, Nightcap National Park between Nimbin, Repentance Creek, Mullumbimby and Doon Doon.

One Northern Rivers firey has revealed to our reporters that he’s feeling kinda peckish, after spending the morning going toe to toe with the bushfires out the back

With some Bob Marley blaring on high rotation, Kai Ohgle (35) says he’s feeling like some Twisties, or a Kit Kat, or whatever’s going.

“Man, I hope we can put an end to this bushfire soon. I really feel like playing COD and drinking slurpees in a dark room”

There are some current flare ups around Wanganui and firefighters are working to protect properties and establish containment lines.

If you are in the areas of Tuntable Creek, Huonbrook Valley, Upper Wilsons Creek, Commissioners Creek and Upper Coopers Creek, monitor conditions.

There are still 68 active fires burning throughout the state – 20 between Coffs Harbour and Tweed Heads – none are at emergency warning level and eight are at watch and act level


Australian Red Cross
The Australian Red Cross is assisting communities in regions devastated by bushfires.

Donations to the Red Cross can be made at any Commonwealth Bank branch in New South Wales or Queensland, or online at the Red Cross website. You can also donate via phone between 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday by calling Red Cross on 1800 733 276.


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