Bush fire at Murdering Creek Road, Peregian. Photo: Brett Wortman / Sunshine Coast Daily
Bush fire at Murdering Creek Road, Peregian. Photo: Brett Wortman / Sunshine Coast Daily Brett Wortman

Cool weather brings relief on NSW fire fronts

COOLER weather was bringing relief to fire fronts across NSW on Tuesday night but warnings remained in place for four blazes burning in remote areas.

The threat had eased at Coonabarabran, where residents who suffered through the region's worst bushfire crisis in a decade last year were again on high alert on Monday.

A bushfire was still burning at Rocky Glen, about 35km east of the town, but the Oxley Hwy had reopened and firefighters were strengthening containment lines.

At Minnimbah, a fire which destroyed three homes and several buildings earlier in the week, had been brought under control but the NSW Rural Fire Service warned residents who had left the area to stay away on Tuesday ahead of a predicted weather change.

Advice warnings were also in place for a fire which had burned through more than 2700ha of land at Moombril in the Greater Hume region and another fire near Rockley.

Updates can be found at www.rfs.nsw.gov.au


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