Bushfire near Kurri Kurri being controlled

The Rural Fire Service has lowered the level of a bushfire burning near Kurri Kurri to ‘‘advice’’, meaning the fire is being controlled. 

A spokesman credited the hard work of both NSWRFS and Fire and Rescue NSW crews with a helping hand from favourable weather conditions. 

The Rural Fire Service said the fire sparked at about 4.20pm near Stanford Road.

The fire spread to more than 65 hectares of bushland. 

Emergency services closed Main Road, Kurri Kurri while they worked to bring the fire under control.

The road, which connects Kurri Kurri and Maitland and is also known as Lang Street, could be closed for more than five hours.

More than 100 NSW Rural Fire Service and NSW Fire and Rescue firefighters were on scene battling the blaze.

This fire is about five kilometres from one that engulfed more than 100 hectares at Weston over the past two days. 

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