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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

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.

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Hmmm, that suggests there may have been a fatality....hope not

Avoid the area

Any updates please

Benjamin Cumming

So sorry for the families loss.

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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
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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

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and it begins, wonderful

Andrew

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
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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 https://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/fire-information/BFDP/burn-notifications or phone 02-6455 0455 for the Monaro

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Joe Porter

James Johnston

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
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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 http://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

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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.
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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.

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Mary Brucic

Becky Collins

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

Very worrying!

Nicole the fire at dromore

Rowan Howlett

Mark Sadgrove

Jay Kelly

Heidi

Eric Dinkin

Joe

Victoria Pechotsch

Plus an arsonist can cause one.

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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

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Jeff Morris

Alex are you involved?

Wow! Great to see so many new volunteers ready to protect the community 🙂

Forecast strong winds will lead to High fire danger in parts of Snowy Monaro tomorrow, Sunday 30 August.
Please postpone any planned burning if possible, and keep an eye on any piles that have been burnt in recent weeks for the risk of reignition.
Volunteers attended a grass fire today that was caused by an escape from a pile burn. Please take care in windy conditions.
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Forecast strong winds will lead to High fire danger in parts of Snowy Monaro tomorrow, Sunday 30 August.
Please postpone any planned burning if possible, and keep an eye on any piles that have been burnt in recent weeks for the risk of reignition.
Volunteers attended a grass fire today that was caused by an escape from a pile burn. Please take care in windy conditions.

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So how does this correlate to your controlled burn at Chapman Street?

2 months ago

Michelle Johnston

Chapman street looks amazing you have all done a great job xx ... See MoreSee Less

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