Rural Fire Service battles 950 hectare fire; "structures" lost

Innes View fire. Photo: RFS Mid North Coast.
Innes View fire. Photo: RFS Mid North Coast.

 A FIRE erupting in 40-plus degree conditions on September 24 at Comboyne has resulted in the loss of property.

The NSW Rural Fire Service has confirmed that some “structures” have been lost in the blaze which ripped across 950 hectares at Innes View west of Comboyne.

The fire, which was declared out of control for some time, triggered a Watch and Act warning and residents in the surrounding areas were encouraged to be prepared with a fire plan.

Several firefighting contingents were tasked to the area as well as water-bombing aircraft to get the flames under control.

Fire at Comboyne posted by Tami Lee on the Wauchope Wire.

Fire at Comboyne posted by Tami Lee on the Wauchope Wire.

Residents were warned they may experience falling embers.

The RFS said building impact assessment teams will confirm today what property has been lost in the fire.

The fire warning for the area has now been downgraded to advice.

Meanwhile, a severe fire declaration has been issued for the Mid North Coast for Monday, September 25.

The Rural Fire Service has issued a total fire ban for the Hastings due to forecast hot and windy conditions.