5.55pm: Firefighters attended and quickly extinguished the blaze.
4.19pm: A bush fire has reignited at East Lynne in strong winds, six weeks after a blaze first swept through the area.
The fire was discovered on the afternoon of Wednesday, January 15, on a slope of forest which was burned in the first week of the Currowan fire in early December, 2019.
It was reported to firefighters shortly before 3.30pm and was burning up a slope under a north-easterly wind in a forest north-west of the East Lynne Store.
The fire was about the size of an Olympic swimming pool and was burning through a thick carpet of dead leaves which have fallen on the burned ground in the past six weeks.
It appeared to have ignited from a smouldering log or stump on a creek line. Fires can smoulder in stumps or root systems below ground and pose a risk for weeks or months.
Bushland previously burned will not ignite as fiercely, but can spot into pockets of unburned land in the vicinity, including houses and properties saved in the first week of the Currowan fire.
Wildlife was hard hit in East Lynne in December and residents have been supplying hungry and thirsty animals and birds with food and water
Note: The video below refers to a north-westerly wind, however the prevailing wind was from the north-east.
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