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HAZARD REDUCTION BURN- ROCKY PLAIN/EUCUMBENE AREA.
Nimmo Road-Wianui Road.
The Rocky Plain Rural Fire Brigade will undertake a hazard reduction burn commencing today (Tuesday 6/4/21) and continuing through tomorrow (Wednesday 7/4/21), in the Nimmo Road & Wianui Road area, Rocky Plain.
Residents and visitors to the area can expect to see smoke during this time, as the hazard reduction progresses. Smoke is also expected to gather in inversion layers during the night/early morning across a broader area, and may drift in any direction, depending on wind direction at the time.
There is no risk to the public, but it may be advantageous to residents in the area to close windows if you get smoke drift and especially during the night/early mornings, when the smoke inversion layers settle in.
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HAZARD REDUCTION BURN
Victoria- Delegate River Area
The Victorian Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) have commenced a hazard reduction burn today (Friday 2/4/21), which will continue for a further 3 days, in the Delegate River area.
The area of 1200ha will be burnt to the west of Delegate River, west of the Tingaringi Track.
For residents and visitors to the area, smoke will be visible, and may drift distances depending upon the prevailing wind direction. Smoke may be held in inversion layers over night time periods and the early morning.
DELWP have also advised that they will be undertaking regeneration burns south of Bendoc from Tuesday.
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I love smoke ☠

HAZARD REDUCTION BURN- BOMBALA AREA.
Coolumbooka Nature reserve.
The National Parks and Wildlife Service will undertake a hazard reduction burn commencing tomorrow (Friday 2/4/21) and continuing through Saturday 3/4/21, in the Coolumbooka Nature Reserve, east of Bombala.
Residents and visitors to the area can expect to see smoke during this time, and further through the weekend, as the hazard reduction progresses. Smoke is also expected to gather in inversion layers during the night/early morning across a broader area, and may drift in any direction, depending on wind direction at the time.
Residents and visitors may also see helicopters working in the area, these are involved in aerial incendiary work.
There is no risk to the public, but it may be advantageous to residents in the area to close windows if you get smoke drift and especially during the night/early mornings, when the smoke inversion layers settle in.
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It’s been burning for two days

Today marks the end of the 20/21 Bush Fire Season and permits are no longer required. If you plan to burn you are still required to notify ALL adjoining neighbours AND the Fire Control Centre at least 24 hours in advance.
Notify online at www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/fire-information/BFDP/burn-notifications
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Today marks the end of the 20/21 Bush Fire Season and permits are no longer required. If you plan to burn you are still required to notify ALL adjoining neighbours AND the Fire Control Centre at least 24 hours in advance. 
Notify online at https://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/fire-information/BFDP/burn-notifications

This afternoon the Monaro has received significant storms which bought with it lightning. We encourage all land owners to be vigilant with inspecting their properties for any fire or smouldering material when it is safe to do so.
These fires can smoulder for days or even longer before being detected, so you may need to observe the area for possibly weeks. For any fires please call 000
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This afternoon the Monaro has received significant storms which bought with it lightning. We encourage all land owners to be vigilant with inspecting their properties for any fire or smouldering material when it is safe to do so. 
These fires can smoulder for days or even longer before being  detected, so you may need to observe the area for possibly weeks. For any fires please call 000Image attachment

NPWS Hazard Reduction Burns in Southern Kosciuszko National Park and Paupong Nature Reserve:

The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS), aided by crews from the NSW Rural Fire Service is planning to undertake two hazard reduction burns in southern Kosciuszko National Park and Paupong Nature Reserve, which are to the south and south east of Jindabyne, starting Thursday March 10th, weather permitting.

NPWS Branch Director Mick Pettitt said the 1000 hectare burn at Ingebyra is approximately 25km to the south, south west of Jindabyne and the 760 Ha Paupong West burn approximately 20km to the south east.

“These are both strategic hazard reduction burns, which will help to limit the potential spread of wildfire to surrounding private properties and to protect park assets from fire impacts,” Mr Pettitt said.

“The burns are due to begin at about 11am on Thursday and residents and visitors are reminded to drive to conditions and observe any warning signs or directions from fire crews.

“Public access to these areas and four-wheel drive trails will be closed during burning operations including Paupong Fire Trail.

“Smoke from the burn program may be visible in the southern Monaro and north east Victoria for a number of days.

“We thank our neighbours for their understanding”.

“People with asthma or who are susceptible to respiratory problems are advised to keep clear of the area or stay indoors.”

These burns are some of the many hazard reduction operations undertaken by NPWS across NSW each year, many with the assistance of the NSW Rural Fire Service.
Keep up to date on hazard reductions by visting www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/fire-information/hazard-reductions also visit Fire Near Me www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/fire-information/fires-near-me
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NPWS Hazard Reduction Burns in Southern Kosciuszko National Park and Paupong Nature Reserve:

The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS), aided by crews from the NSW Rural Fire Service is planning to undertake two hazard reduction burns in southern Kosciuszko National Park and Paupong Nature Reserve, which are to the south and south east of Jindabyne, starting Thursday March 10th, weather permitting.

NPWS Branch Director Mick Pettitt said the 1000 hectare burn at Ingebyra is approximately 25km to the south, south west of Jindabyne and the 760 Ha Paupong West  burn approximately 20km to the south east.

“These are both strategic hazard reduction burns, which will help to limit the potential spread of wildfire to surrounding private properties and to protect park assets from fire impacts,” Mr Pettitt said.

“The burns are due to begin at about 11am on Thursday and residents and visitors are reminded to drive to conditions and observe any warning signs or directions from fire crews.

“Public access to these areas and four-wheel drive trails will be closed during burning operations including Paupong Fire Trail.

“Smoke from the burn program may be visible in the southern Monaro and north east Victoria for a number of days. 

“We thank our neighbours for their understanding”. 
                                                                                                     
“People with asthma or who are susceptible to respiratory problems are advised to keep clear of the area or stay indoors.”

These burns are some of the many hazard reduction operations undertaken by NPWS across NSW each year, many with the assistance of the NSW Rural Fire Service.
Keep up to date on hazard reductions by visting https://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/fire-information/hazard-reductions  also visit Fire Near Me  https://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/fire-information/fires-near-meImage attachment

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I was told it’s the Ventnor side of Paupong road, opposite Thornybush trail

Starting to burn on Thursday---the 10th March is a Wednesday.

Map to the south would be great, thanks

Burning today not Thursday

Shauna Knee Natalie Kelly I told Richard about this today, they called me

Have you got a bit better map. At least one that shows the southern boundary in the image. Alternately can you recentre the map. Thanks

Louis Turner 🤔🤔

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Be advised of the possibility of smoke entering the Monaro over this weekend. This is from the Brindabella National Park to the North and from the South we have also be advised that the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, Victoria will be conducting a hazard reduction burn at Bendoc Corner Track, 6km NW Bendo. Northern boundary is Black Allen Line. Size approx. 150ha. ... See MoreSee Less

The Monaro Highway north of Michelago is expected to be closed in both directions for quite some time due to an accident.

If you are not required to travel please delay your departure.
Light vehicles are being directed along Kelly Road.

Updates on road closures to be given when they become available
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The Monaro Highway north of Michelago is expected to be closed in both directions for quite some time due to an accident. 

If you are not required to travel please delay your departure. 
Light vehicles are being directed along Kelly Road. 

Updates on road closures to be given when they become available

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Just an FYI, there's a light up sign board on Johnson drive advising of the road closure, as well as a light up sign board on monaro highway just south of Williamsdale stating that there is traffic stopped ahead. Almost to the border when I went through 1 & 1/2 hours ago. I travelled to cooma via burra rd.

If you’re already stuck in the traffic heading south, go back up to Williamsdale Road, follow that all the way to Burra Road, turn right and then from Burra Road, it comes back onto the highway past the crash..! Parts of it are unsealed rd though... But any car can make it easily. You don’t need 4wd.

Susan Harrison

Mitchell Power

Craig Martin

Austin Hoyle

Ashley Duvall

Nicky Gulliford

Tina Calisto

So can people get through to Canberra ?

Assuming this is a very dangerous grass fire, stay safe Monaro Team Rural Fire Service 👍🏻

For anyone leaving Canberra don’t, there is no warning at all nothing until you see the cars and trucks it’s a bloody disgusting, we should of been stopped at Hume

Primrose Campbell hope this clears up before you guys get there!

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