January 10 Bushfire Update

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Mel Kroenert on the front line at Adaminaby yesterday. Photo Brendan Neville / www.bighorsepics.com.au

8.55pm update




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Summary for Friday and Friday evening

Fires have continued across the region and a southerly change is causing erratic fire behaviour. If you are travelling see Live Traffic – roads have changed this afternoon. We are still in a Tourist Leave Zone

A strong southerly change is causing fires in the Snowy Mountains area to flare up and smoke is prevalant in the region.

Fires at Emergency Level at 8.30pm are in the Snowy Valleys.

East Ournie Creek
Strong winds are causing the fires to spread in multiple directions.
A southerly change is moving across the area, causing erratic fire behaviour
The fire is burning towards the areas of Ournie, Mannus and Tumbarumba.
Smoke and embers may be experienced in the area of Mount Adrah and Tumblong.

Fire activity has increased in the Mannus, Ournie and Munderoo areas, Residents should shelter in place as the fire approaches. It is to late to leave.

Goobragandra Valley and Brindebella areas
If you are in these areas, particularly south of Argalong, and west of the Brindabella Valley Road, you should leave early.

Talbingo, Wondalga, Kunama, Batlow and surrounding areas
Fire has passed through this area. There are may still be active fire and unburnt areas.

Grenn Valley / Talmalmo
Telecommunication outages in the area may result in the inability to contact Triple Zero, receive emergency alert telephone messages or access the internet.

Fire is burning to the east and north of Jingellic. Strong winds are being experienced across the fireground. This is pushing the fire in a number of different directions. These winds will continue for the next few hours.

Lankeys Creek – The fire is impacting on the area around Lankeys Creek. If you are in this area, you are at risk.

Areas between Jingellic and Welaregang – The fire is impacting on the area around River Road. If you are in this area, you are at risk.

Kosciuszko National Park, Tintaldra, Greg Greg, Towong, Bringenbrong, Khancoban, Geehi, Tom Groggin and other remote areas monitor the conditions.

Snowy Monaro 8.30pm

Fires at Watch and Act, Adaminaby Complex, Rockton (Bombala), Good Good and Werri Berri (Bega).

Adaminaby Complex Fire – Multiple fires are burning to the north of Adaminaby in the Bugtown area and Fire activity is increasing.

Residents in these areas are advised to remain vigilant throughout the night.

If you are in the areas between Yaouk in the north and Lake Eucumbene in the south including Adaminaby and Shannons Flat or Bugtown, Old Adaminaby and Anglers Reach, monitor conditions

Rockton (Bombala area) Watch and Act

Bombala including Mila Road, Monaro Highway, Rosemeath Road, Link Road and Rosedale Road, monitor conditions.

Good Good Fire – Advice Level 8.30pmA fire is burning in the Peak View area, north of Bredbo River and north of Numerella. If you are in the area of Peak View, Jerangle, Jerangle Village, Numeralla, Countegany and surrounds, monitor conditions.



For people in Riverina, South West Slopes, and Snowy Mountains Forecast Districts.
A vigorous cold front will affect southern parts of New South Wales this afternoon and evening, extending into central areas overnight before weakening.

Fire crews at Adaminaby with burnt property.

Aircraft have been flying across the region today with retardant being dropped near the snow resorts, plus water bombing via helicopter.

Bombala Showground is again available for use for small animals and horses only on a self-managed basis. For small animals, please take your own enclosures. The hall will be open. However, there will be no services provided.

If you intend to evacuate the Bombala, Delgate and surrounds and need its services, the Cooma Evacuation Centre at the Cooma Multi-Function Centre at the Cooma Showground.

Jindabyne and Berridale

Monitor the The Doubtful Gap and Adaminaby Complex fires which are your main concern this weekend.

Kosciuszko National Park Remains Closed
Thredbo Resort Remains Closed – except for residents and select staff.

Note: There could be announcements made on Kosciuszko National Park within the coming days, or early next week.

Extensive air water bombing at Pilot Lookout yesterday. A helicopter fills up water bucket at Thredbo.

Fires near Thredbo.

Thredbo, Bullocks Flat, Crackenback and surrounding areas please monitor situation.

West of Thredbo and mountain area. The Geehi and Pilot Lookout fires have remained relatively quiet. The Geehi fire has not grown since last Saturday. These two fires were targeted Friday intensively by aircraft. Air crew have been accessing water at Thredbo for water bombing.

Projected fire spread for Friday 10 January.
This map display the potential predicted fire spread and the communities that may come under threat from embers or fire fronts. Other surrounding areas may still come under threat if conditions change, or if fires breach containment lines.

Cooma Evacuation Centre
Snowy Monaro residents are advised that the Cooma Evacuation Centre is re-opening from 4pm today (Thursday, 9th January 2020).

This is the only evacuation centre. Bombala will NOT have a evacuation centre as it is under threat/impact.

The Cooma Evacuation Centre is located at the Cooma Multi-Function Centre at the Cooma Showground.

Animals can be accommodated under self-managed arrangements. Small animals and horses can be brought to the Showground. Please bring your own carriers or cages for your smaller animals. Livestock should be taken to the Cooma Saleyards.