An out-of-control bushfire covering more than 160 hectares is raging along the NSW-Queensland border along Pacific Highway.
The grassland fire is burning in Duranbah, near Tweed Heads, near Clothiers Creek Road and Pacific Highway.
The fire is currently on an advice stage, but residents near Forest Hill Road and Tanglewood should track conditions, take advice from firefighters and follow bush fire survival plan, warned the NSW RFS.
Advice: Pacific Hwy, Duranbah. Crews are on scene at fire burning in the area of Clothiers Creek Rd and Pacific Hwy at Duranbah. Residents in area of Forest Hill Rd and Tanglewood should monitor conditions, take advice from firefighters and follow bush fire survival plan. #NSWRFS pic.twitter.com/9nUEEG4Tn6
— NSW RFS (@NSWRFS) August 19, 2020
No properties are under threat at this stage but there are concerns, as it burns so close to a major highway.
Local residents were also told to watch out in the area for the smoke.