Fire at Wallangarra in Girraween National Park
Fire at Wallangarra in Girraween National Park Liana Walker

Fire 'likely' to burn for days

THERE'S a distinct chance the fire at Wallangarra will continue to burn for several days according to the Bureau of Meteorology.

"At the moment we've got pretty dry winds coming from the west which is exacerbating some of the fire conditions there. Its created that conducive environment for that fire to get going,” BoM's Lachlan Stoney said.

"We can see on the satellite image there's a big plume of smoke being blown out across most of Northern NSW and out to sea. Definitely some westerly winds there.

"It looks like overnight from about 10pm the winds will come around from the other direction, so from the north-east and that will be quite light.

"In terms of tomorrow's conditions there will another burst of wind from the north-west and be reasonably fresh gusty winds tomorrow.

"I expect this (fire) to keep going tomorrow.

"Not really expecting too much in the way of rainfall to put it out. A slight chance of an isolated shower or storm coming over the top on Thursday but that can also be bad for the fires as you can get lightning and wind gusts that can exacerbate the fire.

"It's quite likely it'll burn for a few days,” Mr Stoney said.

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