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Increasing winds will increase the risk of reignition of hot ashes. Ensure you activily patrol any old burns or discarded ashes.
Dial 000 (triple zero) immediately if you require assistance for any flare ups
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Increasing winds will increase the risk of reignition of hot ashes. Ensure you activily patrol any old burns or discarded ashes.
Dial 000 (triple zero) immediately if you require assistance for any flare ups

Once again North Westerly winds are forecast on the Monaro for this coming weekend
Expect winds to increase in early hours of Saturday morning and persist over weekend and into Monday, expect some rain with these winds.
Land owners are urged to actively patrol fires that have been recently alight. There is a possibility they could flare up under these conditions. We do have a number of burn notifications in our system, please delay lighting up until these condition ease.
Dial 000 (triple zero) immediately if your fire escapes and you require assistance
You can now register your notification to burn on line at rfs.nsw.gov/notify. This must be 24hrs before you light. Alternatively if you are having difficulties in doing this, ring the Cooma Fire Control Centre on p6455 0455 during business hours 9am-5pm, where we can enter the notification for you
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Once again North Westerly winds are forecast on the Monaro for this coming weekend
Expect winds to increase in early hours of Saturday morning and persist over weekend and into Monday, expect some rain with these winds. 
Land owners are urged to actively patrol fires that have been recently alight. There is a possibility they could flare up under these conditions. We do have a number of burn notifications in our system, please delay lighting up until these condition ease.
Dial 000 (triple zero) immediately if your fire escapes and you require assistance
You can now register your notification to burn on line at rfs.nsw.gov/notify. This must be 24hrs before you light. Alternatively if you are having difficulties in doing this, ring the Cooma Fire Control Centre on p6455 0455 during business hours 9am-5pm, where we can enter the notification for you
5 days ago
ABC South East NSW

๐Ÿ”ฅ GRASSFIRE NEAR COOMA IMPACTING MONARO HWY ๐Ÿ”ฅ

The Monaro Team Rural Fire Service is responding to a grassfire at Bunyan, north of Cooma, which is impacting the Monaro Highway.

A RFS spokesman says crews were called at around 2PM to reports a private pile burn at Bunyan that had become out of control.

The Monaro RFS had been notified by the property owner in advance that the burn was occurring today.

The grassfire has spread to about 50 acres and is impacting the western side of the Monaro Highway.

The fire is currently being controlled and crews are providing protection to one property in the area.

Police are also on scene coordinating traffic on the Highway.

The Monaro RFS says smoke is impacting visibility and are advising drivers to avoid travelling in the area if possible.

For further updates, head to the RFS website www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/fire-information/fires-near-me

For traffic updates, head here www.livetraffic.com/incident-details/100590
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๐Ÿ”ฅ GRASSFIRE NEAR COOMA IMPACTING MONARO HWY ๐Ÿ”ฅ

The Monaro Team Rural Fire Service is responding to a grassfire at Bunyan, north of Cooma, which is impacting the Monaro Highway.

A RFS spokesman says crews were called at around 2PM to reports a private pile burn at Bunyan that had become out of control.  

The Monaro RFS had been notified by the property owner in advance that the burn was occurring today.

The grassfire has spread to about 50 acres and is impacting the western side of the Monaro Highway.

The fire is currently being controlled and crews are providing protection to one property in the area.

Police are also on scene coordinating traffic on the Highway.

The Monaro RFS says smoke is impacting visibility and are advising drivers to avoid travelling in the area if possible.

For further updates, head to the RFS website https://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/fire-information/fires-near-me

For traffic updates, head here https://www.livetraffic.com/incident-details/100590

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GRASS FIRE- MONARO HWY X MURRELLS ROAD, BUNYAN.

Update as at 3.39pm- Thursday 16/9/21.
The fire has now been contained by units from The Bredbo & Cooma Rural Fire Brigades, and Police are leaving the scene.
The fire has burnt approx. 30Ha and the Monaro Hwy is open. Fire crews will continue to work on-scene to fully extinguish the fire. Please remain cautious if travelling through the area.

As at 2.28pm- Thursday 16/9/21.
A grass fire has broken out on a property adjacent to the Monaro Hwy, north of the Murrells Road intersection at Bunyan.
The fire is expected to impact the Monaro Hwy in the next 5-10 minutes. Rural Fire Brigade crews are on-scene, with additional units en-route. Police have also been called.
Please take care in the area, as smoke will impact the Highway and result in poor visability. If you can avoid this location at this time, please do so.
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The Interface Project Update no 2 for Community Members.

This huge project for our very #capable and #engaged #CommunityRiskTeam is progressing.

Our Team have inspected over 560 interfaces to date. The project is specifically looking at interfaces - that is, areas where a group of assets meet vegetation.

Check out the pictures below of a great example of this project in Lilli Pilli where #mitigation crews completed works after our Community Risk team worked with residents and land managers to determine asset protection zone requirements.

Its time now to update and engage our #Communities to get you involved in the project ๐Ÿก๐Ÿงน๐Ÿช“๐Ÿ‚

For more information check out the QR code and our update ๐Ÿ‘‰
#CommunityRisk
#nswrfs
#forourcommunity
#SEAC
#mitigation
#hazardmanagement
#ACSouthEastern

NSW Rural Fire Service - Far South Coast Team
Monaro Team Rural Fire Service
NSW Rural Fire Service - Lake George
NSW RFS Southern Tablelands Zone
NSW RFS - Shoalhaven
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Check any fires you currently have burning or have been recently alight. Re-ignition and escape is a reality under the forecast windy conditions for the weekend.
We have made direct contact with a large number of people who have notified and are in African Love Grass areas advising them of these winds. Possibilty of escape applies to everybody on the Monaro.
Dial 000 (triple zero) immediately if your fire escapes and you require assistance
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Check any fires you currently have burning or have been recently alight. Re-ignition and escape is a reality under the forecast windy conditions for the weekend. 
We have made direct contact with a large number of people who have notified and are in African Love Grass areas advising them of these winds. Possibilty of escape applies to everybody on the Monaro.
Dial 000 (triple zero) immediately if your fire escapes and you require assistance

North Westerly winds are forecast to increase across the Monaro this Saturday, Sept 11. Winds will commence in the early morning, first at higher elevations than reaching the lower elevations during the day and then into the night. Low relative humidity will also be associated with these winds.
Land owners are urged to patrol fires that have been recently alight. There is a possibility they could flare up under these conditions. We do have a number of burn notifications in our system, please delay lighting up until these condition ease, possibly Sunday evening or beyond. Burns in African Love Grass are of particular concern this time of year under these conditions.
Dial 000 (triple zero) immediately if your fire escapes and you require assistance
You can now register your notification to burn on line at rfs.nsw.gov/notify. This must be 24hrs before you light. Alternatively if you are having difficulties in doing this, ring the Cooma Fire Control Centre on p6455 0455 during business hours 9am-5pm, where we can enter the notification for you
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North Westerly winds are forecast to increase across the Monaro this Saturday, Sept 11. Winds will commence in the early morning, first at higher elevations than reaching the lower elevations during the day and then into the night. Low relative humidity will also be associated with these winds.
Land owners are urged to patrol fires that have been recently alight. There is a possibility they could flare up under these conditions. We do have a number of burn notifications in our system, please delay lighting up until these condition ease, possibly Sunday evening or beyond. Burns in African Love Grass are of particular concern this time of year under these conditions.
Dial 000 (triple zero) immediately if your fire escapes and you require assistance
You can now register your notification to burn on line at rfs.nsw.gov/notify. This must be 24hrs before you light. Alternatively if you are having difficulties in doing this, ring the Cooma Fire Control Centre on p6455 0455 during business hours 9am-5pm, where we can enter the notification for you

Lets see how well you go? Nows a perfect time to start preperations for the on coming fire season. For hints go to www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/resources/bush-fire-survival-planA well-prepared home is more likely to survive a bush fire. Can you spot the 5 actions needed to prepare this property?
#getreadyweekend
#ForOurCommunity
#NSWRFS
#SouthEasternAC
#Prepared
#Resilient
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Lets see how well you go? Nows a perfect time to start preperations for the on coming fire season. For hints go to https://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/resources/bush-fire-survival-plan
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