Fire warn­ing

Tweed Daily News - - NEWS -

FIRE­FIGHT­ERS have urged res­i­dents to be vig­i­lant af­ter an­other grass fire in Banora Point this week.

Tweed Heads Fire and Res­cue se­nior fire­fighter Greg Mackay said crews were called to park­land on the western side of Green­way Dr, close to a school and homes, about 11pm on Mon­day.

He said two fire crews – one from Banora Point and one from Tweed Heads – at­tended and spent about half an hour at the scene.

Mr Mackay said given the dry, windy con­di­tions, it was for­tu­nate the fire was not more se­ri­ous. He urged all res­i­dents to be vig­i­lant, slam­ming the in­ci­dent as “highly ir­re­spon­si­ble”.

The fire was the lat­est in a string of sus­pi­cious blazes in the Banora Point and Tweed Heads ar­eas in re­cent weeks, with crews hav­ing been called re­peat­edly to bush­land near Fraser Dr and parts of the Pa­cific Mwy nearby.

Mr Mackay said po­lice at­tended the scene.

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