Key points: A fire burning near Port Macquarie Airport in NSW since July 2019 has been declared extinguished About 400 hectares burnt was peat under the surface of the ground Local residents are expressing concerns over the affect of smoke inhalation during this timeWho is coastal fire protection in Port Macquarie?
Coastal Fire Protection is locally owned and operated – servicing Forster, Port Macquarie, Coffs Harbour and the surrounding areas. When you call you will find a professional approach from our friendly and knowledgeable staff.Where are the bushfires on the north coast of NSW?
A north coast ecologist said the recent spate of bushfires across northern NSW represents a nightmare scenario for koalas. Stephen Phillips said thousands of hectares of key koala habitat had been lost in recent fires around Rappville, Wardell, Port Macquarie, and Forster.Why was the school closed in Port Macquarie?
Bushfire smoke took its toll on Port Macquarieand many schools were closed on a number of days, sometimes at short notice because of the poor air quality. Retired teacher Colleen Carmody now lives with ongoing respiratory issues due to the smoke. Students were sent home from a number of schools across the Hastings area because of smoke.