World News – AU – Northern NSW: Firefighters tackle bushfires near Main Street


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A bushfire continues to burn beside a major highway in northern New South Wales, but firefighters say they have the upper hand now.

A new report from CSIRO and BOM has warned us of the deteriorating effects of climate change.

Firefighters have gained the upper hand in northern New South Wales with a burning bushfire that closed a main road for several hours.

The NSW Rural Fire Service said the bushfire was burning in Glenfield State Forest, 11 miles southeast of Grafton.

« Firefighters have the upper hand over the fire with the help of depth charges, » tweeted the RFS on Monday afternoon.

Live Traffic NSW said the southbound lanes on the freeway are now open, but all northbound lanes are closed.

UPDATE: All southbound lanes are now open on Pacific Hwy through Glenugie. Diversions to the south have been removed. All northbound lanes are closed and the detours are still in place.

A guard and action alert previously issued to residents in the Wells Crossing and Franklins Road area was downgraded at around 6 p.m..

He said 20 firefighters, aided by depth charges, were involved in getting it under control.

NOTE: Franklins Rd, Glenugie Fire. Firefighters with the support of depth charges have the upper hand over the fire, which is approx. Burns 11 miles from Grafton. Pacific Hwy will remain closed as crews put out the roadside fire and assess the trees affected by the fire. #NSWRFS picture. Twitter. com / xzSe57l1VP

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Australian Bushfires, Pacific Highway, Grafton, New South Wales Rural Fire Department, Franklins Road

World News – AU – Northern NSW: Firefighters tackle bushfires near Main Street


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