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UPDATE: CRESCENT HEAD BUSHFIRE

An out-of-control bushfire is burning in the Limeburners Creek National Park on the mid north coast.

The RFS says westerly winds are now pushing the fire east and it’s impacting properties on Plomer Road. Residents in this area are advised to shelter in place.

The fire has crossed Limeburners Creek and is approximately one kilometre north of North Shore.

Crews are positioned at homes in the area.

The Very Large Air Tanker ‘Nancy Bird’ has assisted firefighters, dropping gel to build containment lines ahead of the fire front.

Residents in the area of Plomer Road, Maria River Road and North Shore are advised to follow their bush fire survival plan and take direction from firefighters.

Meantime the Mid North Coast Local Health District is urging people to take care, with smoke affecting air quality across the region.

Smoke particles can affect breathing and also aggravate existing conditions.

“People with asthma and other lung conditions should not engage in vigorous exercise and, if possible, they should stay in air-conditioned premises where filtration systems can help to reduce smoke particles in the air,” said Paul Corben, Director of the North Coast Public Health Unit.

For the latest updates from the RFS, click HERE.

 

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Renee Fedder is a journalist and web producer for NBN News. She has worked for the company at its Taree bureau and Newcastle newsroom since 2011, after completing a Bachelor of Communication at the University of Newcastle.

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