RFS crews will make the most of cooler conditions to strengthen strategies at Tuncurry, Nabiac and Bulahdelah

Gary Mace took this photograph from Coolongolook towards Tuncurry at 4.30am Thursday, September 14.

Gary Mace took this photograph from Coolongolook towards Tuncurry at 4.30am Thursday, September 14.

With predicted lower temperatures and lighter winds forecast for the Mid North Coast during the next few days fire-fighters from NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) are looking to get the upper hand on fires burning in the area.

Crews will undertake back burning on The Old Inn Road. Bulahdelah and The Lakes Way – Aerodrome Road,  Tuncurry fires throughout Friday, September 15 to strengthen containments on these fires.

The RFS has warned this could produce a lot of smoke.

More than 1800ha has been burnt in the Aerodrome Lakes Way bush fire, Tuncurry and Nabiac since it began more than a week ago, while 483ha has been burnt in Bulahdelah.

There has been no reports of stock or buildings loss.

Mid Coast District manager, Superintendent Kam Baker said: “Crews will be making the most of the forecast conditions to strengthen our containment strategies and as a result there will be significant smoke from these fires throughout the day”

For updates on these fires resident can go to the RFS website www.rfs.nsw.gov.au or check the smart phone app Fires Near Me.

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