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High Fire Danger forecast for this weekend across the Monaro Alpine fire weather forecast area. Stay alert. Next week is looking better but as always this is just a forecast and can change. Check your favourite weather app or website for updates. ... See MoreSee Less

High Fire Danger forecast for this weekend across the Monaro Alpine fire weather forecast area. Stay alert. Next week is looking better but as always this is just a forecast and can change. Check your favourite weather app or website  for updates.

Monaro Highway Motor Vehicle Accident.

1551hrs Update:
Cooma Rural Fire Brigade, together with NSW Police remain on-scene, until accident investigation and vehicle recovery has taken place. Only one lane of the highway is open, and contra flow arrangements are in place, so expect delays to continue.

1255hrs Update:
Police will be undertaking further investigations into this accident, so delays will continue in the hours to come this afternoon.

Emergency services are now on-scene of a serious motor vehicle accident involving a truck & a car with caravan on the Monaro Hwy at Chakola (near Numeralla River bridges).
Avoid the scene if possible at the moment, otherwise expect delays, as northbound lane closed.
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High Fire Danger is forecast for the Monaro Alpine weather district for the next 4 days. Expect increasing winds with lowering humidity. Whilst we are not experiencing the fire weather conditions to our North, fire can still easily cause concern especially in areas of high fuel load and African Love Grass. ... See MoreSee Less

High Fire Danger is forecast for the Monaro Alpine weather district for the next 4 days. Expect increasing winds with lowering humidity. Whilst we are not experiencing the fire weather conditions to our North, fire can still easily cause concern especially in areas of high fuel load and African Love Grass.

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Lisa Crystal Marie already started 😞

This weekend is the Get Ready Weekend across NSW and that includes here on the Monaro. With the vast majority of NSW drought affected and a forecast of ongoing warm and dry conditions, there is the potential for a long and protracted fire season. 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. 8 Brigades are taking part across the Monaro in a number locations and dates, look for the closest to you, go chat to a fire fighter to obtain some up to date advice.

Colinton RFB Sat 14/09/2019 8:30 AM ~ 11:00 AM Street Meeting - Michelago, Cnr Mt Livingstone Rd & Monaro Hwy, Michelago NSW 2620
Colinton RFB Sat 14/09/2019 8:30 AM ~11:00 AM Street Meeting - Michelago, Cnr Ryrie Hill Rd & Monaro Hwy, Michelago NSW 2620
Colinton RFB Sat 14/09/2019 8:30 AM ~ 11:00 AM Street Meeting -Cnr Monaro Hwy & Bumbalong Rd, Michelago NSW 2620
Colinton RFB Sat 14/09/2019 12:00 PM ~ 4:00 PM Colinton Fire Station, Monaro Hwy, Colinton NSW 2626

Cooma RFB / Cooma Support Unit Sat 14/09/2019 9:00 AM ~ 1:30 PM Centennial Plaza, 123 Sharp St, Cooma NSW 2630

Jindabyne RFB Sat 14/09/2019 9:00 AM ~ 1:00 PM Nuggets Crossing, Kosciusko Rd, Jindabyne NSW 2627

Smiths Road RFB Sat 14/09/2019 8:00 AM ~ 12:00 midday Smiths Road RFB Station, Smiths Road

Numeralla/Countegany RFB Sun 15/09/2019 10:00 AM ~ 3:30 PM Numeralla Countegany Fire Station, 6 Umeralla St, Numeralla NSW 2630

Nimmitabel RFB Sun 15/09/2019 10:00 AM ~ 3:00 PM Nimmitabel Rural Fire Brigade Station, Bently St, Nimmitabel NSW 2631

Shannons Flat/Yaouk RFB Sat 5/10/2019 12:00 PM ~ 2:00 PM Shannons Flat Yaouk Fire Station, Cnr Shannons Flat Rd & Bobeyan Rd, Shannons Flat NSW 2630

Michelago RFB Sun 10/11/2019 10:00 AM ~ 3:00 PM (Michelago Spring Fair) Michelago Oval -, Ryrie St, Michelago NSW 2630

Cooma RFB / Cooma Support Unit Sun 17/11/2019 8:30 AM ~ 1:30 PM (Cooma Markets) Centennial Park, Sharp St, Cooma NSW 2630

You can find a list of participating brigades at www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/GetReady
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This weekend is the Get Ready Weekend across NSW and that includes here on the Monaro. With the vast majority of NSW drought affected and a forecast of ongoing warm and dry conditions, there is the potential for a long and protracted fire season. 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. 8 Brigades are taking part across the Monaro in a number locations and dates, look for the closest to you, go chat to a fire fighter to obtain some up to date advice.

Colinton RFB Sat 14/09/2019 8:30 AM ~ 11:00 AM   Street Meeting - Michelago, Cnr Mt Livingstone Rd & Monaro Hwy, Michelago NSW 2620
Colinton RFB Sat 14/09/2019 8:30 AM ~11:00 AM    Street Meeting - Michelago, Cnr Ryrie Hill Rd & Monaro Hwy, Michelago NSW 2620
Colinton RFB Sat 14/09/2019 8:30 AM ~ 11:00 AM   Street Meeting -Cnr Monaro Hwy & Bumbalong Rd, Michelago NSW 2620
Colinton RFB Sat 14/09/2019 12:00 PM ~ 4:00 PM    Colinton Fire Station, Monaro Hwy, Colinton NSW 2626

Cooma RFB / Cooma Support Unit   Sat 14/09/2019   9:00 AM ~ 1:30 PM Centennial Plaza, 123 Sharp St, Cooma NSW 2630

Jindabyne RFB  Sat 14/09/2019 9:00 AM ~ 1:00 PM Nuggets Crossing, Kosciusko Rd, Jindabyne NSW 2627

Smiths Road RFB    Sat 14/09/2019     8:00 AM ~ 12:00 midday   Smiths Road RFB Station, Smiths Road  

Numeralla/Countegany RFB  Sun 15/09/2019   10:00 AM ~ 3:30 PM Numeralla Countegany Fire Station, 6 Umeralla St, Numeralla NSW 2630

Nimmitabel RFB  Sun 15/09/2019 10:00 AM ~ 3:00 PM Nimmitabel Rural Fire Brigade Station, Bently St, Nimmitabel NSW 2631

Shannons Flat/Yaouk RFB Sat 5/10/2019 12:00 PM ~ 2:00 PM Shannons Flat Yaouk Fire Station, Cnr Shannons Flat Rd & Bobeyan Rd, Shannons Flat NSW 2630

Michelago RFB  Sun 10/11/2019 10:00 AM ~ 3:00 PM   (Michelago Spring Fair)   Michelago Oval -, Ryrie St, Michelago NSW 2630

Cooma RFB / Cooma Support Unit   Sun 17/11/2019 8:30 AM ~ 1:30 PM  (Cooma Markets) Centennial Park, Sharp St, Cooma NSW 2630

You can find a list of participating brigades at www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/GetReady

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Numeralla date has changed to Sunday 22nd

Nikki Alberts need to add yourself to ‘Shannon’s Flat Community Page’ as I cannot tag you there.

Winds are to continue tomorrow then ease later in the week. Over the past weekend Monaro brigades attended 2 fires as a direct result of the wind. If you hold a fire permit check the weather forecast, reconsider lightning that fire if wind has been forecast. You have a responsibility to yourself and the community. ... See MoreSee Less

Winds are to continue tomorrow then ease later in the week. Over the past weekend Monaro brigades attended 2 fires as a direct result of the wind. If you hold a fire permit check the weather forecast, reconsider lightning that fire if wind has been forecast. You have a responsibility to yourself and the community.

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True and people I mention this too just think it won’t happen when a fire is burning a few kilometres away . I really cannot understand why they won’t listen to warnings .!

Even rocks sparking against each other on the edges of dirt road... slow down.

3 weeks ago

Monaro Team Rural Fire Service

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ARSON IS A CRIME!.....AND WE ARE NOT HAPPY ABOUT THIS ONE....

At 10.55pm last night, a call was received to a fire with an explosion heard, on the Monaro Hwy, just north of Bredbo.
Upon arrival the Bredbo Rural Fire Brigade found an area of approx. 1 acre on the side of the highway burning intensily.
The prompt response of the brigade brought the fire under control.
Shortly after, investigations found the remains of multiple firecracker's on that side of the road, and a small burnt out patch directly on the other side of the highway with the remains of a single firecracker.
This type of behaviour perplexes us.....and yes the law considers this arson.
Police were called and investigations continue.
Penalties for arson in NSW carry long jail sentences and large fines.
If anyone has any information, or saw any suspicious activity on or around the Monaro Hwy just north of Bredbo last night around that time, please contact Cooma Police.
The NSW Rural Fire Service & Police have zero tolerance for arson and arsonists!
(Picture below shows how intensily this fire burnt, despite it being very cold and no wind)
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ARSON IS A CRIME!.....AND WE ARE NOT HAPPY ABOUT THIS ONE....

At 10.55pm last night, a call was received to a fire with an explosion heard, on the Monaro Hwy, just north of Bredbo.
Upon arrival the Bredbo Rural Fire Brigade found an area of approx. 1 acre on the side of the highway burning intensily.
The prompt response of the brigade brought the fire under control.
Shortly after, investigations found the remains of multiple firecrackers on that side of the road, and a small burnt out patch directly on the other side of the highway with the remains of a single firecracker.
This type of behaviour perplexes us.....and yes the law considers this arson.
Police were called and investigations continue.
Penalties for arson in NSW carry long jail sentences and large fines.
If anyone has any information, or saw any suspicious activity on or around the Monaro Hwy just north of Bredbo last night around that time, please contact Cooma Police.
The NSW Rural Fire Service & Police have zero tolerance for arson and arsonists!
(Picture below shows how intensily this fire burnt, despite it being very cold and no wind)

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That’s scary 😞 Thanks guys for dealing with it so promptly. Thank goodness weather conditions were favourable. Hard to get a night that’s not windy out here!

I’d be tipping that the crackers were probably on their way to Jindy for the music and drug festival this weekend and Bredbo was far enough from Canberra to test them

Very disappointing - especially when it has been so dry and local community is already doing it tough.

😡. Maybe the fixed traffic camera near Bredbo could provide a shortlist of vehicles in the area at the time. It might not be conclusive but it might provide a valuable cross check on future firebug incidents.

Seriously some people have no brains whatsoever. It's so dry, the warnings are out there, so why use firecrackers and start a fire that could potentially take people's lives, and burn people's property, and burn innocent animals and wildlife along the way. Not to mention wasting the Fire Brigade and Police time. Honestly grow right up. Can't believe the stupidity of people. 🤬🤬🤬🤬

Sorry, but that's BS. The police are not interested in fireworks at all.

You can have whatever zero tolerance policy you want but it won’t make any difference because of our rules of evidence, bogged court system and full prisons. #localjustice

Aren't firecrackers illegal in NSW?

UNBELIEVABLE!!!!!! Seriously what is wrong with people?!

Fire Crackers and Fools never should go together.

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3 weeks ago

Monaro Team Rural Fire Service

Hey Kids, the Bush Fire Danger Period starts on Sunday.

Watch this, then sit down with your brothers, sisters, mum & dad, and talk about what your family's plans are.

Mum's & Dad's, get valuable information & download your free Bush Fire Survival Plan at www.rfs.nsw.gov.au .

......and don't forget to include your pets and other animals in your plan too!
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