21 hours ago
LIGHTNING STRIKE IGNITES FIRE-JINDABYNE.
A lightning strike has ignited a fire in Kosciusko National Park, above the Gaden Trout Hachery.
The fire is posing no threat to property, NPWS crews are managing the incident, and there is no need for any alarm within the community.
Current as at 1856hrs, Sunday 23rd November, 2020. ... See MoreSee Less
It’s 22nd November today.
Are they managing it like the lighting strike last in the Baja Do nothing and watch it burn Cobargo down
Npws couldn't find their own arse in the dark with a torch...just saying.?
And here we go.....
Stay safe Dan Marsden.
Cohen Jamieson. Near the Trout Hatchery.
23rd? Or Sunday 22nd??
Tim Gillespie-Jones it’s happening
Sunday 22 November 2020.
Marg Searle Lauren Mason
Joseph Fitzsimmons oh dear
Carla Mason Ashley Allen
Danielle Golby Ben Golby
2 weeks ago
This weekend will be an opportunity to catch up with local Community Services and fire brigade to talk about preparation for this coming bush fire season. Location will be at the Centennial Park, Sharp Street, Cooma
Saturday 12th Nov will see representatives from a number of services with Snowy Monaro Community Connect from 10am
And again on Sunday at the Cooma Rotary Markets will see the Cooma Rural Fire Brigade from about 8:30am
Fire tankers will be on display, also Bush Fire Survival Plans and other information will be available
Or just drop in and say good day ... See MoreSee Less
Local crews are currently on scene at a motor vehicle accident at the intersection of Snowy Mountains Highway and Dry Plains Road west of Cooma. The highway is closed in both direction and will be for sometime. Expect long delays and please drive with caution. ... See MoreSee Less
Be advised the Bureau of Meteorology have issued the 4 day Fire Danger Ratings for NSW
Monaro Alpine will be High for Friday to Sunday
What’s does this mean
• An increase in winds and day time temperature with a lower relative humidity
• Permits may still be issued
• No unattended newly lit fires over the 3 day period Friday to Sunday
• Those fire that are already alight are to be monitored to ensure containment as per the conditions on your permit ... See MoreSee Less
and it begins, wonderful
Bush Fire Danger Period starts from midnight tonight for Snowy Monaro Regional Local Government Area
Permits can be obtained from your local brigade captain or permit issuing officer
Notification to the RFS Fire Control Centre can be either on line www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/fire-information/BFDP/burn-notifications or phone 02-6455 0455 for the Monaro ... See MoreSee Less
Isabel Widdison no more burny burny
Get Ready Weekend is set to commence across NSW and that includes here on the Monaro
Last year’s catastrophic bush fire season saw more than 11,000 fires burning through 5.5 million hectares across the state, with nearly 2,500 homes and 26 lives lost
Although we have had welcome rain and the drought is not as widespread coming into this season, there is potential for grass fires in particular, and we all need to be well prepared
Get Ready Weekend is a chance for Snowy Monaro residents to do their bit to plan and prepare their family and properties for the fire season.
5 brigades are currently taking part across the Monaro in a number locations on differing dates, look for the closest to you, go chat to a fire fighter to obtain some up to date advice
Numeralla-Countegany Rural Fire Brigade, Saturday 19th September 2020, 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM Numeralla Countegany Fire Station, 6 Umeralla St, Numeralla
Bredbo Rural Fire Brigade, Sunday 20th September 2020, 8:00AM - 4pm Bredbo Hall, Bredbo
Colinton Rural Fire Brigade, September and October, 2020. NSW RFS volunteer’s firefighter’s property visits to discuss preparedness for the oncoming fire season. For details go to www.michelagoregion.org.au/mrca/index.php/menu-fire-brigades/menu-colinton-rfb
Adaminaby Rural Fire Brigade, Saturday 3rd October 2020, 10am – 1PM, The Big Trout Park, Off Snowy Mountains Highway, Adaminaby
Shannon’s Flat – Yaouk Rural Fire Brigade, Saturday 14th November 2020, from 11:00 AM. Shannon’s Flat /Yaouk Fire Station, Cnr Shannon’s Flat Rd & Bobeyan Rd, Shannon’s Flat
You can alternatively make contact with us here at the Cooma Fire Control Centre on ph.6455 0455, we can provide advice and put you in touch with your local brigade ... See MoreSee Less
You guys are awesome. Thanks for the updates! Have the government done any work during the off season?
SEVERE WEATHER WARNING FOR WEDNESDAY 2/9/20.
A Severe Weather Warning as been issued for the Monaro District for Wednesday 2/9/20, with vigorous and strong warm and dry winds expected as a frontal system moves through the district.
We currently have approx. 100 notifications of private landowner burns planned or underway, and with the weather predictions burning off should be ceased until more favourable conditions prevail. Landowners who have recently burnt off are asked to ensure their fires are totally out, as it only takes one spark for a fire to escape.
Only as recently as this afternoon, a landowner north of Cooma lost control of their fire, resulting in 3 houses being directly threatened and fire crews from RFS Cooma, Bredbo & FRNSW Cooma having to rush to the scene to halt the fire at the houses. This serves as a clear message to all landowners considering burning of, as conditions this afternoon were mild with little to no wind. ... See MoreSee Less
How many 'fuel reduction' burns actually cause getaway fires? Someone should research that. There seems to be too many people who can't read the conditions let alone a weather forecast and don't put fires out properly before it hits.
Good luck everyone
Nicole the fire at dromore
Plus an arsonist can cause one.
The Monaro Team we’re kept busy with training over the weekend with TFT out at Adaminaby with 5 new crew gaining there tickets and 4 recertifications. Also a BF was held in Cooma with 17 new crew from across the Monaro attending. Well done to all members and trainers involved. 🚒🚒🚒 ... See MoreSee Less
Alex are you involved?
Wow! Great to see so many new volunteers ready to protect the community 🙂