Crescent Head fire sees Point Plomer and Maria River roads closed

View of fire at Big Hill fire. Photo: Helen McGee.
View of fire at Big Hill fire. Photo: Helen McGee.

The Rural Fire Service (RFS) has closed Point Plomer Road and Maria River Road at Big Hill until further notice as a result of the fire burning through swampland between Crescent Head and Port Macquarie.

Point Plomer Road has been temporarily closed to allow fire crew to work on the Big Hill fire which has crept close to the road.

Point Plomer Road has been temporarily closed to allow fire crew to work on the Big Hill fire which has crept close to the road.

Kempsey Shire Council has been requested to close the road by the RFS while crews work to control the bushfire currently burning in the Limeburners Creek National Park between Crescent Head and Port Macquarie.

Crews continue to work on the blaze and are conducting back burning operations to strengthen containment lines with the assistance of the Very Large Air Tanker.

Big Hill Trail fire burning between Crescent Head and Port Macquarie. Photo: NSW RFS.

Big Hill Trail fire burning between Crescent Head and Port Macquarie. Photo: NSW RFS.

Port Macquarie residents reported substantial levels of ash falling on properties with a significant amount of smoke affecting in the area.