Suspicious Anna Bay bushfire prompts swift response by NSW Rural Fire Service

Crews from Raymond Terrace Rural Fire Service were among those who responded to the fire.

NEW South Wales Rural Fire Service (RFS) crews sprang into action on Monday 29 January following reports of a bushfire in Anna Bay.

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The blaze posed a significant threat to residential areas and local road networks.

Upon arrival at the scene, RFS crews discovered a large expanse of bush engulfed in flames, with the fire dangerously close to homes and major thoroughfares.

In an effort to gain control over the situation, firefighters implemented “tactical burns” to create containment lines and prevent the spread of the fire.

Crews worked through the night to extinguish the blaze.

A spokesperson for the RFS revealed that the nature of the blaze is currently under investigation, with early indications pointing towards suspicious origins.


Firefighters employ tactical burns to contain the blaze which threatened homes.

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