Bushfire damage in Comboyne area | photos, video

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The bushfire which spread across 1,123 hectares west of Comboyne on Sunday, September 24 is still being treated as out of control.

The Rural Fire Service has deployed 100 firefighters with 30 engines and the battle has been ongoing since 1pm Sunday.

Two houses and three sheds have been lost.

No-one has been injured and the firies saved at least eight houses, though a cabin and a house on one block of land were burnt out on Colling Road.  

Both were empty at the time, as the owners were in Sydney.

The blaze has destroyed a lot of fencing and grazing land, affecting farmers, who were already struggling with dry weather.  Farmer Jeff Latham grazes cattle in the Colling Road area which was badly burnt.

Fire danger across the Mid North Coast is high.

Stuart Robb from the Rural Fire Service said weather conditions for Tuesday, September 26 are more favourable than at the weekend.

“No properties are under threat.  Conditions remain the same.  Crews will work to strengthen their positions, along with helicopter support,” he said.

Wednesday will be partly cloudy. Light winds becoming north to northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h in the morning then increasing to 25 to 35 km/h in the middle of the day. Overnight temperatures falling to between 7 and 12 with daytime temperatures reaching 25 to 30.

Thursday will be hotter, winds north to northwesterly 15 to 25 km/h tending northwest to southwesterly 20 to 30 km/h during the morning. Overnight temperatures will fall to between 13 and 18 with daytime temperatures reaching 26 to 33.

For more information on fires, go to www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/fire-information/fires-near-me


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