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WEDNESDAY 15 AUGUST - As we inch closer to the official start of the Bush Fire Danger Period we are already seeing elevated fire dangers as a result of low rainfall and high winds.

We strongly recommend that anyone planning on burning today or tomorrow wait until conditions improve Thursday evening or Friday.

Anyone that has burnt in the past few weeks, especially piles and timber, is encouraged to go an inspect the area for hotspots that may reignite under strong winds.

Winds are expected to be between 50 and 60 kilometers per hour, with gusts and winds at higher elevations much stronger.

Please exercise caution and if you need help in an emergency call 000 immediately
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WEDNESDAY 15 AUGUST - As we inch closer to the official start of the Bush Fire Danger Period we are already seeing elevated fire dangers as a result of low rainfall and high winds. 

We strongly recommend that anyone planning on burning today or tomorrow wait until conditions improve Thursday evening or Friday. 

Anyone that has burnt in the past few weeks, especially piles and timber, is encouraged to go an inspect the area for hotspots that may reignite under strong winds.

Winds are expected to be between 50 and 60 kilometers per hour, with gusts and winds at higher elevations much stronger. 

Please exercise caution and if you need help in an emergency call 000 immediately

ADVICE:

Strong winds predicted for Friday 3 August.

Winds across the Monaro Team will average between 40 and 45 kilometers per hour.

We strongly encourage people not to start any new fires today at all. Anyone that has conducted a burn is urged to inspect the area for hot spots.

While winds may seem calmer on Saturday, they are expected to pick back up again on Sunday.

Anyone conducting a burn is required to notify their neighbours and the Monaro Team Rural Fire Service on 02 6455 0455 at least 24 hours before lighting.
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Update.
Monaro Fire's 1745hrs
All fires now contained, crews will patrol and blackout where necessary.
Patrol's of fires by brigades will continue tomorrow.
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Advise
RFS and FRNSW crews have been responded to 3 fires burning on Monaro today.
One at Kydra/Nimmitabel, one in Jindabyne town and one 1.5klm East of Dalgety.
Kydra and Jindabyne are now contained and Dalgety is being controlled.
Crews from Dalgety, Jindabyne, Berridale are on scene at Dalgety fire.
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Malcolm O'Brien they might need you ... hey Kirsty-Lee Kohler ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜‚

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2 weeks ago

Monaro Team Rural Fire Service

From 1 September new laws will be introduced to protect emergency services workers.

Please help us get home safely too.

NSW Road Safety - NSW GOV
From 1 September 2018 a new road rule applies when passing emergency vehicles stopped on the road.

To find out more about the new road rule visit tinyurl.com/y9rqb28x
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Why do morons have to be told everything these days. Surely it is commonsense to slow down.......but then again commonsense seems to be look lacking these days.

More revenue raising. So you come over a hill and suddenly there is an emergency vehicle, no time to slow down bang you get fined.

even on the high way at 110 ?

This will only cause more accidents.

Belinda Beth Karl Sean

Sharon Aksila

John Perkins

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3 weeks ago

Monaro Team Rural Fire Service

Colinton Fire Update 1450hrs.
Fire crews now have this fire contained and are blacking out where required.
Great work by all crews who controlled this fire under strong winds and in very dry frost cured Lovegrass.
This fire was ignited by a mechanical fault on a vehicle on the highway.
The winter fire season is real and all care needs to be taken when landowners are burning off.
If Burning it is essential that you NOTIFY neighbours and Your local Fire Control Center.
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Colinton Fire Update  1450hrs.
Fire crews now have this fire contained and are blacking out where required.
Great work by all crews who controlled this fire under strong winds and in very dry frost cured Lovegrass.
This fire was ignited by a mechanical fault on a vehicle on the highway.
The winter fire season is real and all care needs to be taken when landowners are burning off.
If Burning it is essential that you NOTIFY neighbours and Your local Fire Control Center.Image attachmentImage attachment

 

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I drove past this afternoon when it was burning and so many people had stopped on the side of the road to take photos

Yannika Castrissiosios

Thank you so much to all the crews, itโ€™s so very appreciated

Great work fire crews๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿค

Thank god it didnโ€™t get in that timber. Great work

Thank you for your work!!

Sarah McKay.

Good work ๐Ÿ‘

Sally Povey

Dane

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Update Colinton Fire - 1620hrs
The fire has burnt 45 Hta of grassland and is now burning in lightly timbered country to the East of the Monaro highway.
25 Fire fighters and 10 trucks with the help of a dozer and bulk water carrier have this fire to being controlled.
Motorists on the Monaro Highway at Colinton need to be aware that a wind change may blow smoke over the highway, at the moment Police are doing traffic control in the area.
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Will Penhall

Advise 1450hrs
Brigades from Colinton, Bredbo and Michelago have been responded to a grass fire at "Ramleigh" Colinton.
The fire has burnt approx 10 Hectares and is heading in an Easterly direction from the highway, one house may come under threat if crews cannot control it.
At present there are 7 units on the fire ground with 2 more enroute.
A grader and bulk water tanker are being sent to assist firefighters.
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Romney Kelly fyi.

Denni it's over the other side of the hill in Colinton.

Dane

Stay safe everyone

Thank you Monaro Team Rural Fire Service Far too comfort.

Leigh

Will Penhall

Yannika Castrissios

Jack Reid

Sandi Frolich

Harold Dodds

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