Smoke around the Lakes Way outside Tuncurry

Windy conditions causing smoke on the Lakes Way
Windy conditions causing smoke on the Lakes Way

The windy weather is wafting a haze of smoke across the Lakes Way near Tuncurry, caused by a small flare up that is under control.

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The RFS has confirmed that they have been called to a small flare up over a patch of heath, burning within containment lines at the location of the bush fire from Wednesday September 13. 

The fire on Wednesday caused the Lakes Way to be closed for several hours, before the blaze was brought under control.

Fire fighters worked hard to prevent damage to any private property as the fire threatened houses on the outskirts of Tuncurry, before they were able to bring it under control.

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