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6 days ago

Monaro Team Rural Fire Service

We have trained in worse places to be honest. Wildbrumby schnapps distillery hosted us for some draughting and pumping with our mates from Adaminaby Rural Fire Brigade and Wollindibby Rural Fire Brigade. Some really great collaborative training happening in the Snowy River. Note, we were unable to negotiate draughting straight from the Butterscotch Vats 🤤 ... See MoreSee Less

Three Cooma and one Numeralla RFS trucks and crew have been responded to a grass fire 6-7 klm from Cooma along Carlaminda Road.
The fire has burnt approx 3 hectares and is now contained.
Crews are now locating hot spots and blacking out.
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Good work.

Sheree Rae Klus

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2 weeks ago

Monaro Team Rural Fire Service

Fire permits across the Snowy Monaro Regional Council area will be automatically suspended from midnight Thursday night through until midnight Sunday night.
The fire danger rating for Friday will be Very High, with Saturday & Sunday being High.
Very strong winds are predicted for Friday & Sunday.
If you have been burning off over previous weeks, be vigilant and check to ensure no residual heat remains, as strong winds can easily reignite hot ground and material.
Avoid undertaking hot works, slashing or mowing (even ride on lawn mowers can and do start fires) or any activities that may cause a spark in open areas.
Let's all do our bit to prevent fires, and keep our community safe over this period of weather and through the summer months.
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All Monaro Residents and property owners.

Very High Fire Danger expected late in the week.

Fire danger is expected to gradually increase this week as a hot and dry air mass builds across inland regions, particularly in forested areas west of the Divide and across the southern ranges.

Friday sees potential for northwest winds to increase over some parts of the state, elevating fire dangers further.

This may see some districts reach a Severe Fire Danger

The presence of cloud cover is increasing uncertainty in Friday's forecast, hence the precise areas of 'worst fire danger' are currently difficult to determine – as such it's strongly encouraged to monitor the forecast for this day.

If possible all outside work that require tools that may ignite fires eg, welders grinders mowers slashers etc, should be put off until conditions improve.
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4 weeks ago

Monaro Team Rural Fire Service

A great joint FRNSW and RFS exercise was conducted today at “the clay pits” Jindabyne.
Both agencies working to see how they can best assist each other on the fireground.
More of these joint exercises will happen over summer.
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Fast moving storms have produced a lot of lightening over the Monaro in the last hour.

With the storms moving so quickly, very little rain has fallen in some of the areas affected. Lightening strikes can cause fires which may smoulder for several days before really kicking off.

Land owners are encouraged to inspect their properties for ignitions if lightinging has passed through your area.

If you see a fire without anyone in attendance, please call 000 immediately.
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6 drops in Berridale

Any recommendations for a good lightning tracker site? We had a direct hit here about midday, so will be keeping watch for the next few days.

Daniel Kohler

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