NPWS contains Yuraygir National Park bushfire

THE National Parks and Wildlife Service, Forest Corp NSW and the Rural Fire Service have contained a bushfire started by a burnt car in Yuraygir National Park.

NPWS Clarence South area manager Andrew Lugg said the fire was detected on Tuesday, having started from an abandoned burnt out vehicle on Collett's Crossing Rd, near Wooli.

"Fire crews quickly moved to suppress the active fire using aerial bombers and constructing control lines before it spread more widely and threatened more park and community assets," Mr Lugg said.

"This fire had the potential to be very large and damaging so the control effort was focused on aggressive strategies and quick containment.

"The favourable weather is now assisting further control efforts and the fire area has been kept to less than 50 hectares.

"NPWS has been undertaking numerous hazard reduction burns throughout the Clarence Valley in preparation to the bushfire season.

"People should remain alert however and report suspicious activity and any unattended fires to triple zero."

According to the Rural Fire Services' Fires Near Me page, the fire has burnt through about 50 hectares of bushland.


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