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Major Fire Updates

Advice - Dunns Road fire (Snowy Valleys LGA) 2020-01-25 07:42

Posted: 2020-01-25 07:42

Fire is burning in the Snowy Mountains area, north of the Victorian border in an area between Khancoban and Tumut. The fire is more than 333,000 hectares in size and is being controlled.

Current Situation

  • The fire is burning south of the Hume Highway in areas around Ellerslie, south of Tumbarumba and south of Goobarragandra.
  • Conditions have eased across the fireground.

Advice

Ournie, Tumbarumba and Mannus areas

  • While fire has passed through this area, there may still be active fire and unburnt areas.
  • Monitor conditions.

Goobragandra Valley and Brindebella areas

  • There are active hotspots in the Bogong Peaks Wilderness to the south.
  • Monitor conditions.

Mount Adrah, Tumblong and Adelong areas

  • While fire has passed through this area, there may still be active fire and unburnt areas.
  • Monitor conditions.

Talbingo, Wondalga, Kunama, Batlow and surrounding areas

  • While fire has passed through this area, there may still be active fire and unburnt areas.
  • Monitor conditions.
  • Be alert for falling trees and branches.
  • Be alert for hazards around burnt properties. Do not enter until advised that it is safe to do so.

Other Information

  • Stay up to date on bush fires in your area by checking the NSW RFS website, listening to your local radio station, or by calling the NSW RFS Bush Fire Information Line on 1800 679 737.
  • People with respiratory conditions who are affected by bush fire smoke should activate their health management plan and seek medical advice if necessary. Take precautions, such as staying indoors and closing windows.
  • For information on road closures, check Live Traffic NSW. Roads may be closed without warning.
  • Monitor weather conditions and weather warnings at Bureau of Meteorology.