OUT OF CONTROL BUSHFIRE NEAR PACIFIC HIGHWAY AT DURANBAH

A massive fire has broken out on the side of the Pacific Highway at Duranbah, in the Tweed Shire.

Multiple crews are on scene working to control the flames.

The fire is burning in swampy grass land to the north of Clothiers Creek Road, heading in a northerly direction towards Cudgen Lake and Duranbah.

According to the NSW Rural Fire Service, the bushfire is about 20 hectares in size and is burning out of control.

No properties are currently under threat but people who live in the area are being urged to stay alert.

“Residents in area of Forest Hill Road and Tanglewood should monitor conditions, take advice from firefighters and follow bush fire survival plan,” the NSW RFS tweeted.

Motorists travelling through the area are being asked to drive with caution.