A fire crowns a tree at one of several fires currently burning in the Clarence Valley.
A fire crowns a tree at one of several fires currently burning in the Clarence Valley. NSW RFS

LATEST: Bush fire jumps highway

UPDATE: 11:15AM

Live Traffic NSW are reporting that Orara Way is now open, however the bushfire nearby continues to burn in the Kangaroo Creek area. Please exercise caution when driving in this vicinity.

Meanwhile, Summerland Way continues to be closed. According to Fires Near Me, it appears the fire at Rappville has jumped across the highway and headed east toward Myrtle Creek.

The bushfire at Rappville has jumped the Summerland Way
The bushfire at Rappville has jumped the Summerland Way Fires Near Me

 

After a busy few days on the fire front, it's good to see some smiling faces:

 

UPDATE: 10.30AM

FIRE crews are out in the field this morning continuing to contain nearly 20 fires burning around the Clarence Valley.

"We have 19 jobs on the books but the fires at Whiteman Creek and Middle Creek Road are the two we still have concerns with," Clarence Valley RFS district officer Ian Smith said.

"Landholders need to remain aware that fire is burning in those locations."

Mr Smith said crews were on site this morning to continue working control lines over the next few days.

"Our goal is for these fires to become 'contained' status," he said.

 

EARLIER

FIRE crews were given some reprieve due to easing winds over night, but bushfires continue to burn across the Clarence Valley region. 

This morning crews are attending to 16 different fires, including one structure fire along Greberts Rd, Whitman Creek. 

 

OUT OF CONTROL

NEW: Ramornie Station Rd, Ramornie (0 ha)

3966 Old Glen Innes Rd, Buccarumbi (0 ha)

Crowleys Road, Sandy Creek (18 ha)

 

 

BEING CONTROLLED

Armidale Rd, Dundurrabin (2 ha)
Barretts Creek Rd, Barretts Creek (0 ha)

Black Mountain Rd, Nymboida (29 ha)

Clarence Way, Whiteman Creek (1115 ha)

Kimbin Pikapene Rd, Alice (452 ha)

Middle Ck Rd, Kangaroo Creek (1633 ha)

Old Glen Innes Rd, Chambigne (164 ha)

Stockyard Creek Rd, Stockyard Creek (1 ha)

Clearfield Rd, Rappville (1880 ha)

Brewers Rd, Kippenduff (499 ha)

 

 

UNDER CONTROL

Sheehys Lane, Tyndale (11 ha)

Clearview Rd, Coutts Crossing (984 ha)

Conroys Rd, Chambigne (0 ha)

Firth Heinz Rd, Pillar Valley (10 ha)

Llewellyn Rd, Barretts Creek (164 ha)

Greberts Rd, Whiteman Creek, (structure fire)

Lookout Rd, Whiporie (635 ha)

Llewellyn Rd, Barretts Creek (164 ha)

 

ROAD CLOSURES

Orara Way near Lanitza is closed in both directions due to a bushfire. Live Traffic NSW is reporting that the Pacific Highway is open in both directions but smoke may reduce visibility. 

Summerland Way between Casino and Grafton remains closed this morning while crews continue to  control a blaze in Rappville. 

Local residents are permitted to travel along Summerland Way, except between Bungawalbin-Whiporie Rd and Avenue Rd. 

 

STAY INFORMED

All residents are urged to check Fires Near Me or the RFS website for regular updates and information and to follow firefighters directions on the ground.  

Glad to see our crews are still smiling a