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  • January 13 Bushfire Update

    20 0113 Nigel Grant
    Fire still burns on the Snowy Valleys area. Photo Facebook Nigel Grant Contracting

     

     

    7.00pm

    By Steve Cuff

    Snowy Monaro Tourist Leave Zone LIFTED

    See Monaro Rural Fire Service release bottom of page.

    Thredbo Village precinct Open – Snowy Monaro towns open for tourists – Jindabyne and Adaminaby, Berridale, Cooma, Dalgety.

    Thredbo Resort (part statement)

    Usual summer resort operations will resume including all in-resort facilities including Kosciuszko Express Chair, the Thredbo Mountain Bike Park, Thredbo Leisure Centre, resort walking trails, golf, tennis, bobsled and all Thredbo retail and food and beverage venues. We can also confirm that the 26th Annual Thredbo Blues Festival on 17 – 19 January 2020 will proceed based on conditions that are currently forecast.

    See full Thredbo Resort Post  on Facebook

    Kosciuszko National Park remains closed.

    More roads across the region are now open, check Live Traffic

     

    SNOWY MONARO

    Adaminaby Complex
    85,000 hectares in size. It adjoins the Dunns Road fire to the west. Still Out of Control.

    Fire activity has eased with cooler temperatures. Fire is active in the Yaouk Nature Reserve. Active fire still exists across many parts of the fireground and is not contained. Firefighters are undertaking back burning operations when conditions allow. This may increase smoke across the fireground

    If you are in the areas of Shannons Flat and Yaouk, Adaminaby, Providence Portal, Anglers Reach, Old Adaminaby, Rocky Plain, Eucumbene Cove and surrounding areas – Monitor conditions

    Rockton
    21,000 hectares in size and is out of control

    A bushfire is burning in the Bombala, Rockton, Mila and Paddys Flat areas. This fire is adjoined to the Border Fire in NSW to the east and is part of a larger fire burning in Victoria. If you are the areas of Bombala, Rockton, Paddys Flat and Mila, monitor conditions.

    Snowy Complex Fire (formerly W-Tree)

    No immediate level of danger for the Delegate community, but fires are burning 25km south, south west of Delegate in Victoria.

    Good Good Fire elevated to Watch and Act this afternoon
    36,000 hectares out of control

    The Good Good fire showed increased activity this afternoon in the Numeralla area and the alert level was lifted to Watch and Act. Fire activity has since reduced, however we ask that Numeralla residents and surrounds remain vigilant.

    A bush fire is burning in the Peak View, Jerangle, Jerangle Village, Numeralla and Countegany areas.
    Current Situation- This fire is adjoined to the Badja Forest Road fire to the east. Fire activity is increasing in the Peak View Road area, to the east of Numeralla.
    The fire is producing a lot of smoke making local conditions difficult. If you are in the area of Numeralla, Peak View, Jerangle, Countegany and Badja, monitor conditions

    Pilot Lookout
    3,613 hectares in size and is out of control.

    Conditions have eased but fires still burning in remote area. If you are in the areas of Thredbo Village, Little Thredbo, Bullocks Flat, Crackenback and surrounds, there is a reduced threat.

    SNOWY VALLEYS AREA

    Dunns Road
    337,000 hectares out of control

    Large fires are burning in the Snowy Mountains area, north of the Victorian border and in an area between Adaminaby and Woomargama.

    Still active fire. The fire continues to burn in the area south of the Hume Highway in the areas of Mount Adrah, Tumblong, Grahamstown and Adelong. People in the area of Gundagai and Goobarraganda should be alert to smoke and embers. Goobragandra Valley and Brindebella areas, monitor conditions
    The fire is burning towards the areas of Ournie, Mannus and Tumbarumba, monitor conditions.
    Talbingo, Wondalga, Kunama, Batlow and surrounding areas, fire has passed through this area.

    Green Valley, Talmalmo
    235,170 hectares in size and is being controlled.

    Telecommunication outages in the area may result in the inability to contact Triple Zero, receive emergency alert telephone messages or access the internet.
    The fire is burning in the Jingellic area in the Woomargama National Park, Woomargama State Forest, Woomargama State Conservation area and the Jingellic Nature Reserve.

    More favourable weather conditions is allowing firefighters, supported by water bombing aircraft and heavy plant machinery, to continue to identify, establish and strengthen containment lines. This may include backburns as conditions allow.

    Upper Wantagong, Lankeys Creek and Munderoo Areas. The fire continues to burn in the Upper Wantagong, Lankeys Creek and Munderoo areas.
    Fire activity and smoke is expected to increase in this area over coming days. Monitor the conditions.

    The areas between Jingellic and Welaregang. The fire is burning south of River Road, upstream of Jingellic in Victoria. The fire is burning south of River Road, upstream of Jingellic in Victoria. The fire is burning in the area of south of the Murray River. Monitor conditions

    Riverina RFS Updates

    There is still active fire in our region, though milder conditions are assisting with firefighting efforts. Residents who have left the area are advised to stay away until fire activity eases.

    Snowy Mountains Highway – A reminder that the Koscuiszko NP is closed and although the Snowy Mountains Hwy is open between Talbingo and Adaminiby the Public should not remain in the park and only use the road for transiting between the towns. It is still an active operational area and Fire Fighting Resources are mobile along the road.

    TUMBARUMBA
    Firefighters are focused on containing fire activity to the south of the township in the Mt. Garland area. There will be smoke from backburning in this area over the next two days. These backburns will be monitored and supported by aircraft.

    Electricity is intermittent and there is no potable water. The pharmacy and hospital are closed. Stay away from the town until this fire activity is controlled and it is deemed safe.

    ADELONG
    There is still some active fire in the Ellerslie area, though it is not expected to break containment lines. There will be a number of trucks in the area this week as crews work to directly attack active fire and black out fire across the remainder of the fireground.

    Residents should only be in the area if they need to be there.

    BATLOW
    The fire threat has passed. Power has been restored, but there is no potable water. Building impact assessments will start tomorrow. There are asbestos concerns and trees that need to be removed for safety.

    Stay away from the town until it is deemed safe.

    TALBINGO
    Fire has burnt through this area and is no longer a threat. Residents may see smoke from nearby fire activity but should not be alarmed.

    People are advised to remain away from the area until it has been deemed clear of safety risks such as falling burnt out trees.

    KHANCOBAN
    There is active fire in the area from the Green Valley Fire in Victoria. There is currently no direct threat to the town, but residents are advised that the safest option is to stay away.

    JINGELLIC
    There is currently no threat to Jingellic. Residents will see smoke from nearby fire activity and should remain alert, not alarmed. Monitor conditions closely.

    CABRAMURRA
    Fire has burnt through this area and is no longer a threat. Residents may see smoke from nearby fire activity but should not be alarmed. People are advised to remain away from the area until it has been deemed clear of safety risks such as falling burnt out trees.

    BRUNGLE
    There is currently no threat to Brungle. Residents are advised to monitor conditions closely.

    A statement today from NSW Rural Fire Service