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. ... See MoreSee Less
Advice 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.” ... See MoreSee Less
Advice 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. ... See MoreSee Less
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. ... See MoreSee Less