Bemboka bushfire: 7500ha blaze is being controlled by RFS

While the bushfire that started near Bemboka burnt 7500ha by Monday evening, the NSW Rural Fire Service announced it was gaining control over the blaze.

While its status was previously listed as out of control, it was changed to being controlled that evening. 

On the service’s website it said firefighters were undertaking a number of backburns to strengthen and consolidate containment lines.

This will result in an increase of fire activity and smoke in the area, with the smoke remaining visible over the coming days.

The service said there was no immediate threat to property. But the fire has destroyed three houses over the past week. 

But it advised residents of Brogo and surrounding areas - including Desert Creek Rd, Hawks Head Rd and Dorrigo Road – ​to continue to monitor the situation closely and follow their bushfire survival plans.

It said if you do not have a plan, decide what you will do if the situation changes. Leaving early is your safest option.

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