BY IAN CROUCH
Firefighters are working to contain a bushfire about 1 kilometre east of Bulahdelah.
The fire broke out on Mount Alum around 7.00pm on Wednesday and is very visible to motorists on the Pacific Highway, prompting dozens of calls to triple zero.
The fire is listed at Advice level and is not posing any threat to property.
James Morris from the RFS says it could take some time to bring the fire under control as it’s burning in hard to reach terrain.
“Firefighters are working to identify containment strategies and will continue to do so today, given the remote location and the fact we’ve got some westerly winds predicted for today. That’s likely to push that fire in an east to southeast direction into some fairly inaccessible country,” he said.
The RFS is also reminding people to check their website, social media pages or the Fires Near Me app before calling triple zero and to only call the emergency number when there’s an unattended fire.
Meanwhile, a bushwalker reported missing in the area overnight has since been found and is safe and well.
|The bushfire is clearly visible from the Pacific Highway and Bulahdelah township Picture: Joanne Rose|