Hot and dry conditions over the weekend saw a number of firefighters from the region work to contain a bush fire on Chain O Ponds Rd at Collombatti.
Around 50 local firefighters attended the blaze after they received the call just before 12pm yesterday.
30 Rural Fire Service firefighters attended, 10 Forestry firefighters and 10 Fire and Rescue. The crews worked together to contain the bush fire before it was able to spread to any properties in the area.
RFS Lower North Coast superintendent Lachlan Ison said the crews worked together to fight the blaze.
“It was very trying conditions for the crews with the heat and the wind, but everyone worked really well to contain the fire,” he said.
A helicopter bucket was also used to put the fire out quickly and ensure it didn’t spread further.
“The fire ended up burning through around 50 hectares of national park and bush land. The Chain O Ponds Memorial Park came under threat for a little while but the crews were able to save the property,” Supt Ison said.
“We had a sever fire warning yesterday and a total fire ban in the area, it was definitely a warm day and made the conditions worse.”
“If we don’t see any significant rainfall in the coming weeks, these conditions can continue and we will see more fires like this one.”
It took the 50 firefighters around four hours to contain the blaze yesterday.
“Everyone did an outstanding job to contain the fire and protect further spreading and property protection,” Supt Ison said.