Firefighters battling Nana Glen blaze

6.00PM: WHILE the fire at Morrows Rd still burns out of control, the alert level for nearby residents has been downgraded from 'Watch and Act' to the 'Advice' level.

5.30PM: THE Nana Glen bushfire is one of three blazes in the Clarence Valley that is currently burning out of control.

Friday has also seen firefighters battling hard against bushfires at Burnt Down Creek as well as a blaze in the Dalmorton State Forest at Black Hole.

Another fire in the Dalmorton State Forest at Kaars Rd is currently being controlled.

Other fires in the Clarence Valley being controlled at the moment are at Red Hill near Baryulgil, Marengo State Forest near Mt Hyland, Wilsons Creek at Malabugilmah and Fishers Creek north of Jackadgery.

Fires that have been brought under control on Friday include Pine Creek at Coaldale, Red Herring Hill west of Nymboida inthe Chaelundi National Park, Mororo Creek and at Coast Range Rd in the Newfoundland State Forest.

5.00PM: TWO fires in the Nambucca Valley have kept firefighters busy.

A fire at Hades Creek just south of the Bellinger River National Park has been brought under control while a nearby fire at Cedar Trail in the Gumbaynggirr National Park and Oakes State Forest is being controlled.

3.30PM: AN UPDATE from the Rural Fire Service shows why the bush fire near Nana Glen is currently burning out of control despite the best efforts of firefighters.

Initial reports suggested the blaze covered 50 hectares but the RFS has advised the fire is much larger than that covering more than 1000 hectares.

3.00PM: APPROXIMATELY 50 firefighters are currently in the Nana Glen region battling a large bushfire.

The Rural Fire Service website still rates the blaze as out of control.

No residents have been ordered to evacuate but are advised to watch the fire closely and act appropriately if it approaches property.

1.00PM: A BUSHFIRE is currently burning out of control near Nana Glen.

The blaze is the most serious in the state at the moment and there are reports some residents near Morrows Rd have been asked to prepare to evacuate.

Livestock is being moved to safer ground with the alert level for the fire currently rated at 'Watch and Act'.

The Rural Fire Service reports the size of the fire covers approximately 50 hectares and is being fanned by southerly winds.

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