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Update at 1800hrs: The fire is now contained. Great work from the RFS volunteer firefighters on the ground and Firebird 223 (Heli Surveys) for achieving this result this afternoon.
Crews from Colinton Rural Fire Brigade will be back out there tomorrow to continue mopping up, blacking out and patrolling to ensure this fire continues to "stay in the box" with the predicted winds.

Fire at Ingalara Creek, Colinton.
At 1153hrs today (Saturday 17/8/19) a call was received to a grass fire in the Ingalara Creek area.
With the very dry conditions and the prevelance of African Lovegrass, the fire quickly spread.
RFS appliances from the Colinton, Bredbo, Michelago & Smiths Road Brigades are currently on-scene.
The fire jumped the Ingalara Creek and is approx. 80-100ha in size.
There was some property threat on the southern side of the creek, however, the volunteer RFS members have managed to contain this division of the fire.
The northern division (north side of Ingalara Creek) is burning in difficult and often inaccessible forested terrain and if not contained will threaten the communications tower and infrastructure on Myall Hill.
Crews are working to access these areas and use dry firefighting techniques (hand tools) to try to establish control lines.
An RFS medium helicopter is inbound to assist ground crews with waterbombing operations.
Crews have a lot of hard work ahead of them.
The fire is believed to have been started by a landowner welding a gate.
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I know. Wasn’t out last night, not coming in my direction but have to keep an eye on the wind. Someone was welding a gate in the paddock 🙄

Stay safe everyone...

Lauren

Kirril Mccarthy

Claire Cowie

Brad Vantol

Daniel King

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HAVE YOU BEEN BURNING OFF LATELY?
HAVE YOU CHECKED THAT IT'S TOTALLY OUT?
STRONG WINDS ARE COMING!
Another series of vigorous cold fronts, with strong winds at times, is expected to pass through the Snowy Mountains & Monaro today (Friday 16/8/19) & continue over the weekend and into early next week.
Re-ignition is highly likely with these winds, where any recent fire has not been fully extinguished.
We also recommend that anyone planning to burn off suspends their plans to do so until weather conditions are more favourable.
REMEMBER, YOUR FIRE IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY!
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Riverina Highlands RFS has advertised pile burning this weekend in Tumut?

Lets see how many cant read

Casey Dalton show dad

THE MESSAGE IS VERY SIMPLE!
It's as certain as death and taxes that the next 2-3 days weather is going to deliver the Snowy Mountains and Monaro with more treacherous road conditions.
If you get it wrong, the results could be life changing.
So when on the roads please listen to the simple messages:
- Slow down
- Allow extra time for your journey
- Be patient
- Be tolerant of other drivers
- Be prepared (yourself and your vehicle) for where you are going
- ......and please TAKE CARE!
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THE MESSAGE IS VERY SIMPLE!
Its as certain as death and taxes that the next 2-3 days weather is going to deliver the Snowy Mountains and Monaro with more treacherous road conditions.
If you get it wrong, the results could be life changing.
So when on the roads please listen to the simple messages:
- Slow down
- Allow extra time for your journey
- Be patient
- Be tolerant of other drivers
- Be prepared (yourself and your vehicle) for where you are going
- ......and please TAKE CARE!

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& Keep a safe distance

Great photo

That pic is so poetic...

Brake before corners Braking on ice will take you straight and loose traction Set your car up for snow Put chains on drive wheel amazing what you see Good tires a must Maintain traction at all times Don’t speed tailgate or try to pass a sensible person (I had someone speed past me a few years ago straight off the road)

No chains and only the smallest patch of ice = this

Drive to the road conditions slow down & stay safe people!!

Couldn’t agree more. You don’t know how life changing it can be. Ask me how I know. Stay safe people. You don’t want to experience the aftermath of a serious crash.

Remember before you set off check your life insurance policy, car insurance policy, accident insurance policy, your will, ambulanc insurance and organ donor registry is up to date because if you drive like theres no tomorrow and think the snow will melt before you get there...your going need all of them #SLOW DOWN#

Enjoy the snow & icy weather Cilla Priscilla May

Jimmy Stewart, hope this wasn’t you, stay safe. 🥰🥰

Please leave space between cars. Extra breaking distance is so important in the snow ❄️

Space ..............lots of space ...............

Take it easy & drive to the conditions...Snow chains... People... 👍🌨☃️❄️

I would love to know how people put chains on tyres. Are they actual chains you just tie on? Not being funny just a queenslander whos never been in snow and is genuinely curious.

Had a dicey trip trying to get to Bullocks Flat at 3am. Chains didnt fit and had to turn back for anothet pair in Jindy.

Clare Canning...for Sam driving to and from Canberra this weekend. Careful...be very careful. 😘

Lots of snow at Bullocks Flat. Cars are getting bogged. Bring a shovel!

Sorry, might be a dumb question... is it bad enough to run chains on a 4WD with A/T tyres? From interstate and going through one way... do I need to buy some before I hit the hills, as I won’t be able to return to a hire place.

Snow/ice chains on your tyres? We used to and they work when you drive to conditions.

Ppl need to clear the snow off vehicles before driving as well it might look pretty but it is so dangerous!

Either way should snort both slowly and enjoy the outcome

And 4wd with chains

Kevin Melmeth oooooohhhhhh dear... OKAY.. good safety warning! thank you

O my

Use your gears , not your brakes

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Update at 0803hrs.
Emergancy Services on-scene. One lane closed, traffic control on-scene. Travel to Perisher is occuring, but expect delays.

Live at 0745hrs, Thursday 8th August, 2019.
Motor Vehicle Accident with persons trapped.
Kosciouszko Rd, near Sponors Chalet on the way up to Perisher.
Emergency Services are responding to scene.
Expect delays or take the ski tube, if you are heading up there.
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Hope they will be okay x

Roshini Chandran

Michael John Mournehis

Debbie Schubert

Terry Crowe

Natarlia Hansen

Haadi Bennett

Daniel King

Regina Lee Daniel Lee Black ice is back

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2 weeks ago

Monaro Team Rural Fire Service

RFS Members- Professional Development Scholarships.
If you are interested in looking into a scholarship, please read on....
Thank you to the RFSA for once again providing these opportunities to the volunteer members of the RFS.PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SCHOLARSHIPS | APPLICATIONS OPEN

One of the key support programs offered by the RFSA is its annual Professional Development Scholarships. These scholarships serve to enhance the professional and personal development of members, improve career development and promote a high level of professional service to the community. Find out more // bit.ly/333h79R
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RFS Members- Professional Development Scholarships.
If you are interested in looking into a scholarship, please read on....
Thank you to the RFSA for once again providing these opportunities to the volunteer members of the RFS.

A busy day across the Monaro on Saturday 3 August. A quick summary of incidents:

1327hrs Shannon's Flat brigade was called to a motor vehicle accident on Bobeyan Rd, where a vehicle with 4 occupants had rolled and ended on its roof. A nearby Adaminaby Rural Fire Brigade crew from Anglers Reach was on a training run in the area and also dispatched to attend. All 4 occupants, which included 2 young children, the youngest 3 months old, were conveyed to hospital with suspected minor injuries.

1532hrs Fire and Rescue NSW Station 263 Cooma and Cooma Rural Fire Brigade responded to reports of fire out of Cooma on Mittagang Road. First arriving appliance from FRNSW established this was a landowner burning off. Once again, an unfortunately common occurrence of a land owner failing to notify fire authorities of planned burning resulting in an unnecessary waste of fire fighters time and resources.

2043hrs Cooma Rural Fire Brigade responded to reports of a fire 5km north of Cooma on the Monaro Hwy. Police from Monaro Police District closed the southbound lane for a short while to allow firefighters to safely contain the fire burning along the roadside. Cause of fire has not been determined.

2136hrs Rural Fire Brigades from Jindabyne, East Jindabyne Rural Fire Brigade, and Wollondibby assisted Fire and Rescue NSW Station 338 Jindabyne and Cooma FRNSW brigades with a structure fire on Lee Av. On arrival the commercial premises was fully involved and could not be saved. Thanks to the efforts of all attending units damage was contained to the building of origin.

2228hrs Cooma Rural Fire Brigade was responded to assist ambulance a short distance out of the township. Nearby residence also assisted and the patient was conveyed to hospital.

2242hrs Berridal Rural Fire Brigade responded to a local accommodation facility to reports of an automatic fire alarm. Cause was found to be guests smoking in their accommodation despite previous warnings not to do so. The offending persons were verbally counselled about their repeated disregard for the rules of their accommodation, and asked to smoke outside regardless of how cold it is.

Remember to notify your local Fire Control Centre if you intend to do any burning off. You do not require a permit in the Snowy Monaro Regional Council area however you are required to provide notification to fire fighting authorities and your neighbours at least 24 hours in advance.
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A busy day across the Monaro on Saturday 3 August. A quick summary of incidents:

1327hrs Shannons Flat brigade was called to a motor vehicle accident on Bobeyan Rd, where a vehicle with 4 occupants had rolled and ended on its roof. A nearby Adaminaby Rural Fire Brigade crew from Anglers Reach was on a training run in the area and also dispatched to attend. All 4 occupants, which included 2 young children, the youngest 3 months old, were conveyed to hospital with suspected minor injuries. 

1532hrs Fire and Rescue NSW Station 263 Cooma and Cooma Rural Fire Brigade responded to reports of fire out of Cooma on Mittagang Road. First arriving appliance from FRNSW established this was a landowner burning off. Once again, an unfortunately common occurrence of a land owner failing to notify fire authorities of planned burning resulting in an unnecessary waste of fire fighters time and resources. 

2043hrs Cooma Rural Fire Brigade responded to reports of a fire 5km north of Cooma on the Monaro Hwy. Police from Monaro Police District closed the southbound lane for a short while to allow firefighters to safely contain the fire burning along the roadside. Cause of fire has not been determined. 

2136hrs Rural Fire Brigades from Jindabyne, East Jindabyne Rural Fire Brigade, and Wollondibby assisted Fire and Rescue NSW Station 338 Jindabyne and Cooma FRNSW brigades with a structure fire on Lee Av. On arrival the commercial premises was fully involved and could not be saved. Thanks to the efforts of all attending units damage was contained to the building of origin. 

2228hrs Cooma Rural Fire Brigade was responded to assist ambulance a short distance out of the township. Nearby residence also assisted and the patient was conveyed to hospital. 

2242hrs Berridal Rural Fire Brigade responded to a local accommodation facility to reports of an automatic fire alarm. Cause was found to be guests smoking in their accommodation despite previous warnings not to do so. The offending persons were verbally counselled about their repeated disregard for the rules of their accommodation, and asked to smoke outside regardless of how cold it is. 

Remember to notify your local Fire Control Centre if you intend to do any burning off. You do not require a permit in the Snowy Monaro Regional Council area however you are required to provide notification to fire fighting authorities and your neighbours at least 24 hours in advance.Image attachment

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Fantastic work team!

Thank you, you are all amazing.

Great team work everyone....

Thank you so much for all you do

A job well done.

Great work guys, it mostly comes down to people not being fully aware of the conditions...

you guys and girls are awesome ..

Great work teams & it's not even summer yet. Not looking good, some rain would help.

Accommodation should have been hit with a callout fee!

Great work RFS andNSWFB

Thank you for being there when accidents happens and/or people are not sensible.

Three call outs in two days. This is going to be unsustainable for volunteers at this rate

Might be an idea to share the phone number that should be called when planning to do a burn?

Berridale should bill the smokers for the call out

Kim Wellsmore

Daniel King

Lachlan Collom

Craig Mitchell busy down there

Charge the land owner a fee for not notifying you guys of a burn off .......

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It doesn't take much to cause this.....
At 2.26pm this afternoon, we received advice from 000 of a grass fire on a property in Old Dry Plains Road, just out of Cooma, with a structure possibly under threat.
Fire appliances from the Cooma Rural Fire Brigade, together with our collegues from Fire and Rescue Station 263 Cooma, quickly responded to scene.
The fire was contained to just under 2 hectares, having burnt through an area of long lovegrass.
A landowner lit a small pile of vegetation on his property, and it quickly spread to the adjacent grass. They were unable to contain it, and it spread through the grass onto a neigbouring property owners land.
First crews on-scene reported the fire burning well and spreading readily, with a flame height of just under 1.5 metres high.......the day was cool and there was no wind in the area, and it burnt that hard and quickly.
It just goes to show how easily fire can spread, and the need to be prepared before you strike that match!
The landowner who started the fire did have a trailer with a pump on the property, but it was not at the place they lit the fire, and when he went to get it, the pump wouldn't start. He had also not notified the RFS or neighbours, as required to do.
Before striking the match, our message is pretty simple:
- Plan your burn.
- Have working fire fighting equipment on site to control your burn.
- Check the weather for the day and following days, to ensure it's suitable.
- Notify the RFS & all direct neighbours at least 24hrs in advance.
These are all your legal responsibilities.
If your not sure about any of these things, don't strike the match!
Today, luckily, no-one was hurt and there was no damage to structure/s, but it could easily have been otherwise the case.
IF YOUR NOT SURE, DON'T STRIKE THAT MATCH!
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It doesnt take much to cause this.....
At 2.26pm this afternoon, we received advice from 000 of a grass fire on a property in Old Dry Plains Road, just out of Cooma, with a structure possibly under threat.
Fire appliances from the Cooma Rural Fire Brigade, together with our collegues from Fire and Rescue Station 263 Cooma, quickly responded to scene.
The fire was contained to just under 2 hectares, having burnt through an area of long lovegrass.
A landowner lit a small pile of vegetation on his property, and it quickly spread to the adjacent grass. They were unable to contain it, and it spread through the grass onto a neigbouring property owners land.
First crews on-scene reported the fire burning well and spreading readily, with a flame height of just under 1.5 metres high.......the day was cool and there was no wind in the area, and it burnt that hard and quickly.
It just goes to show how easily fire can spread, and the need to be prepared before you strike that match!
The landowner who started the fire did have a trailer with a pump on the property, but it was not at the place they lit the fire, and when he went to get it, the pump wouldnt start. He had also not notified the RFS or neighbours, as required to do.
Before striking the match, our message is pretty simple:
- Plan your burn.
- Have working fire fighting equipment on site to control your burn.
- Check the weather for the day and following days, to ensure its suitable.
- Notify the RFS & all direct neighbours at least 24hrs in advance.
These are all your legal responsibilities.
If your not sure about any of these things, dont strike the match!
Today, luckily, no-one was hurt and there was no damage to structure/s, but it could easily have been otherwise the case.
IF YOUR NOT SURE, DONT STRIKE THAT MATCH!

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Love grass

Get rid of the love grass. Dangerous fire hazard.

Lucy May West

Phil Bowry

Carola Vamvakaris

Susie Bruce

So thats what we seen Seth Robinson

Let’s hope the idiot gets a hefty fine.

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3 weeks ago

Monaro Team Rural Fire Service

This footage shared by Kevin Markham was captured near the scene of a tragic motor vehicle incident that claimed two young lives less than 24 hours after the scene had been cleared by emergency services.

It is truly disheartening to know, after six of our members along with other emergency services attended such a horrific accident, that the next fatal incident on our roads is a matter of when, not if, thanks to people like the driver seen in this video.

Slow down.
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This is so frequent on the monaro hway now. I travel from chakola to cooma twice a day and nothing amazes me anymore

SOME Drivers are too impatient and think nothing can happen to them . So sad for grieving families of the most recent accident . The people who attend including emergency workers at the accidents , staff at hospitals are also victims as they are mentally effected by attending to the people who lose their lives or are seriously injured not leaving out the Police who do the door knock .

The poor people who were going in the opposite direction! Hope the police have this footage.

Unfortunately a daily occurrence on the road. I used to blame the tourists, but realise a lot of them are actually locals, which makes it worse/sadder. I just wish people would learn that driving like a crazy only really gains you 5 minutes if you’re lucky. Especially once you get to that Johnson Dr roundabout...

Send this camera vision to the cops, he'll get a few tickets.

Good job Kevin! Flogs

Unfortunately this kind of bad driving happens everyday around here.

I hope this video has been handed to Monaro police

Unfortunately this is a daily occurrence on this road 😣

More overtaking lanes needed on these roads to avoid this happening. As it is happening way to much. Yes it is expensive, but it’s not worth a life. !

Forward it on to nsw monaro highway patrol

Might need to start putting speed humps every 50 metres on that road. Not sure what else will make people listen.

People like that clown need their license revoked for a minimum of 5 years. Driving isn't a right it's a privilege!!

See this all the time - shameful, they need to lose their license

Think this wanker is a local - seem him out and about before.

That is crazy

thats bloody shit!

They shouldn't get there licence back at all.

Holy shit

Anne Markham

Susannah Mclean

Nathan Widderick

Wow!!!! Damn... 😞

Sharon Stockton

Christian Pesevski

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