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1545hrs
Fire reported near Burra Rd.
Michelago and Colinton RFS Brigades plus 1 helicopter have been unable to find any fire and have now returned to stations
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Advice 1310hrs
Michelago and Colinton RFS brigades have been responded to possibly two lightning strikes on Burra Rd.
More information to follow as crews arrive on the fire ground.
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Tingaringy Fires
1230hrs 23/01/19.
More than 50 RAFT members have been flown in to continue containing and blacking out the remaining fires in the Tingaringy cluster.
9 helicopters will be assisting crews with water bombing any hotspots the ground crews may find.

Collaboration on cross-border fires

Forest Fire Management Victoria (FFMVic) crews have been working with NSW National Parks
and Wildlife Services crews on a number of remote fires in the border region.
FFMVic Incident Controller, Steve Young said: “Bushfires don’t respect boundaries and fires that
start close to the Victorian-New South Wales border have potential to threaten communities,
infrastructure and assets in both states.
“We have a long-running cross-border agreement between emergency response agencies that
addresses the issues and complexities of the management of cross-border fires,” Mr Young said.
“Our state agencies have been collaborating for more than 20 years on a formal agreement to
ensure a rapid and effective response to any bushfires close to the state border.”
“We’ve currently got four remote fires totalling approximately 90 hectares in the Byadbo Wilderness
Area in the Kosciusko National Park, and another three small fires in the Tingaringy area,
immediately south of the border in Victoria, north-east of Tubbut.
“Our FFMVic firefighters have been working alongside NSW National Parks and Wildlife Services
Remote Area Fire Teams on arduous remote dry firefighting.
“They’ve been flying out from Marlo, Ambyne and Swifts Creek in large and medium helicopters,
some of which have remained to support air bombing operations.
“In the Incident Management Team in Orbost, FFMVic staff are working on the fires with support
from CFA and SES staff from across the region and the state.
“Our response to these cross-border fires demonstrates the great relationships we have with our
NSW neighbours and our ability to work co-operatively before and during bushfires to protect all
our communities, regardless of borders and boundaries.”
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Tingaringy Fires
1230hrs  23/01/19.
More than 50 RAFT members have been flown in to  continue containing and blacking out  the  remaining fires in the Tingaringy cluster.
9 helicopters will be assisting crews with water bombing any hotspots the ground crews may find.
 
Collaboration on cross-border fires

Forest Fire Management Victoria (FFMVic) crews have been working with NSW National Parks
and Wildlife Services crews on a number of remote fires in the border region.
FFMVic Incident Controller, Steve Young said: “Bushfires don’t respect boundaries and fires that
start close to the Victorian-New South Wales border have potential to threaten communities,
infrastructure and assets in both states.
“We have a long-running cross-border agreement between emergency response agencies that
addresses the issues and complexities of the management of cross-border fires,” Mr Young said.
“Our state agencies have been collaborating for more than 20 years on a formal agreement to
ensure a rapid and effective response to any bushfires close to the state border.”
“We’ve currently got four remote fires totalling approximately 90 hectares in the Byadbo Wilderness
Area in the Kosciusko National Park, and another three small fires in the Tingaringy area,
immediately south of the border in Victoria, north-east of Tubbut.
“Our FFMVic firefighters have been working alongside NSW National Parks and Wildlife Services
Remote Area Fire Teams on arduous remote dry firefighting.
“They’ve been flying out from Marlo, Ambyne and Swifts Creek in large and medium helicopters,
some of which have remained to support air bombing operations.
“In the Incident Management Team in Orbost, FFMVic staff are working on the fires with support
from CFA and SES staff from across the region and the state.
“Our response to these cross-border fires demonstrates the great relationships we have with our
NSW neighbours and our ability to work co-operatively before and during bushfires to protect all
our communities, regardless of borders and boundaries.”

1 day ago

Monaro Team Rural Fire Service

With a west north westerly wind pattern across the Monaro right now, communities will notice smoke settling in towns and low lying areas.

This smoke is from fires burning in the Snowy Valleys area in the Tumut vicinity and surrounds.

There is no threat to any property on the Monaro.

We suggest you avoid physical activity and keep doors and windows closed, with extra care taken by the elderly and anyone with a respitory condition.
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With a west north westerly wind pattern across the Monaro right now, communities will notice smoke settling in towns and low lying areas. 

This smoke is from fires burning in the Snowy Valleys area in the Tumut vicinity and surrounds. 

There is no threat to any property on the Monaro.

We suggest you avoid physical activity and keep doors and windows closed, with extra care taken by the elderly and anyone with a respitory condition.Image attachment

 

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Well that explains the smoke, thanks for the notification 👍

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Tingaringy Fires (Delegate)
1130hrs 21/01/19
NPWS remote area fire fighters are today working on the 4 main fires in Tingaringy cluster.
FB223 has done a recon of the 4 main fires today. No active fire on edges or internally. Jerrys Flat no smoke. Other 3 still have smokers. FLIR commenced and finding plenty of hotspots.
RAFT insertions underway into Gutt Ck, McKechies Nth and Sth. Wetting down of Helicopter pads being done by firefighting bucket to prep for insertions.
Crews are now on the ground and targeting hotspots while continuing to black out the fire edges.
Due to the predicted hotter weather later in the week this type of firefighting will continue until solid containment and completely blacked out edges is achieved on all fires.
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3 days ago

Monaro Team Rural Fire Service

Specialist remote area fire fighters from NSW Rural Fire Service, NPWS and CFA will be flown in to the tingeringy complex fires again tomorrow.

The fire is now contained, and the difficult job of blacking out and strengthening containment begins.

NSW Rural Fire Service
Specialist firefighters have been working in tough conditions on a number of remote fires burning across NSW. This is the crew being extracted from the Tangaringy Complex fires (Snowy Monaro) today.
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Gutt Crk retardant lines holding the fire

Retardant lines placed by Large Air Tanker, LAT, on Gutt Crk fire in the Tingaringy cluster. ... See MoreSee Less

Retardant lines placed by Large Air Tanker, LAT, on Gutt Crk fire in the Tingaringy cluster.

 

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Should I be seeing see the pink retardant line ? Or is it the old red- green colourblind thing again....

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Josh Brownlie

Hi it's the pink retardant line not the old red-green colourblind thing again

Awesome

Jim 👌🏻

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Bryce Kelland this is what they were up to 👍

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Thank you!!

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