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Bushfire problems start to ease-up

Friday December 7, 2012 - 09:37 EDT

Cooler, calmer weather overnight helped firefighters working to control bushfires along the mid north coast.

A Bushfire Emergency covers the Nambucca and Kempsey shires so outside resources can be called in

The Rural Fire Service says there are still about 10 bushfires burning between the Great Lakes and the Clarence Valley.

RFS spokeswoman Laurel Ryan said a strike team is coming from Coffs Harbour today to help with a fire near Crescent Head.

"The firefighters there brought the crews off the fire-ground about 3:00am (ADST) they were going so well," she said.

"Today they expect to be doing mostly containment and mop up duties as they patrol the fire.

"Hopefully the overcast cooler conditions will also assist them."

"The locals of course have been working very hard there.

"So it'd be good to see if that one really does finish up today.

"Basically the temperature helped them yesterday to get that one under control.

"So the fire activity has dropped and it's been a good night for us."


- ABC

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