Firefighters stop Bilambil caravan fire from spreading


TWEED HEADS Firefighters helped the Bilambil Rural Firefighters to extinguish a small caravan fire at Bilambil that threatened to spread earlier today.

The Tweed Heads crew were first to arrive in support of the Bilambil Rural Fire Service, when they found a caravan engulfed by flames and spreading to surrounding grass and sugar cane fields.

“The caravan was totally destroyed and about an acre of grass and cane was burnt out. A house on the property was threatened but the fire was cut off before involving the house,” a statement from the firefighters said on social media.

Bilambil RFS had two trucks in attendance and all crews worked well in extremely hot conditions to prevent the fire spreading to the house on the property.

The NSW Rural Fire Service lifted the total fire ban for the Tweed as of Thursday, February 16. The fire danger for today remains high, with forecast showers or storms tomorrow (Saturday, February 18) the fire danger has been downgraded to none.

Temperatures are predicted to remain high with 33 degrees on Saturday and 32 degrees on Sunday forecast for Murwillumbah. Tweed Heads will reach a maximum of 28 degrees across the weekend.

The best chance of rain for the weekend will be on Sunday with a 90 per cent chance of rain for both the valley and the coast. The wet weather is likely to continue throughout the next week with maximum temperatures of 29 to 31 degrees in Murwillumbah and 27 to 28 degrees on the coast.