Bredbo brigade are assisting with an agricultural burn tonight. Residents of Bredbo and people traveling along the Monaro Hwy will see smoke from this burn for a few hoursThe brigade are assisting with an agricultural burn to the south of the village tonight. If you see smoke this is *probably* what it's from. ... See MoreSee Less
Due to a change in the forecast weather conditions, the Fire Danger Rating for today, Sunday 6 October, is VERY HIGH.
ALL FIRE PERMITS SUSPENDED
We encourage you to delay any hot works, such as grinding, slashing or welding until tomorrow.
Landowners must monitor the sites of burns they’ve conducted over the past month or more, especially where timber has been burnt, as these can reignite in the forecast conditions months after they appear to be extinguished.
If you see a fire without a fire truck please call 000 immediately. ... See MoreSee Less
Believed to have started by a slasher with temperatures of 15 degrees at time of ignition with no wind. This is a very big reminder of how dry the ground is and how fast grass fires can take hold and spread.
SUPPORT THE SALVO'S The Salvation Army have been supporting our RFS firefighters both locally, and around NSW, for many, many years, providing them with meals and refreshments to keep them going at the fire front. The local Salvo's here on the Monaro are holding a training day on Saturday 26th October. If fire fighting is not your thing, but you'd like to help the fire fighting effort in some way, this might be for you. ... See MoreSee Less
Monaro Remote Area Unit, joined by members from adjoining districts, undertook recertification in helicopter winching skills today.
For those in Cooma that could hear a helicopter all day - this was it.
Well done to all involved. The Monaro Remote Area Unit is not just an asset to the Monaro District, but to communities both across NSW and interstate where they've deployed before and likely will again. ... See MoreSee Less