A bush fire at Coraki.
A bush fire at Coraki. Samantha Elley

Children believed to be responsible for bushfire

UPDATE 7.29PM: NEW South Wales Fire and Rescue say police have been called to the scene of a bushfire in Coraki as it's now believed children were responsible for lighting the blaze. 

A spokesman from NSW Fire and Rescue said it was believed properties close to the inferno were no longer under threat. 

However police have been called in as new fires - believed to have been deliberately lit - are popping up in the area. 

EARLIER 5.31PM: RURAL Fire Service volunteers have been called to help NSW Fire and Rescue battle an out of control bushfire at Dibbs St, Coraki.

It is understood the fire is only metres from homes.

Northern Rivers Rural Fire Service operations manager, Inspector Daniel Ainsworth, said they were sending one crew to the scene at this stage.

"We've received a call for assistance from NSW Fire and Rescue," he said.

A spokesman from NSW Fire and Rescue said they were called about 5.10pm and crews arrived to find two large areas of bushland on fire.