Cane fire coats Lismore in ash

CANE fires fuelled by southerly winds have covered parts of Lismore in ash this morning.

Rural Fire Service Superintendent Michael Brett said from the information they had received the ash had come from sugar cane fires.

"The ash has covered a large part of the Lismore CBD," he said.

Supt Brett said the RFS had received a number of calls from people about the ash, wondering if it was caused by a nearby bushfire.

The closest major fire to Lismore is Sportsmans Creek Trail fire, south west of Whiporie.

The fire has been burning for several days and has burned out an area of bush covering almost 5200 hectares.


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