THE Rural Fire Service Far South Coast team on Sunday evening released following information on fire activity in the Eurobodalla local government area:
The Buckyjumba fire in the Deua National Park and Dampier State Forest, 15kms west of Nerrigundah, 20kms northwest of Tinpot and 3km north east of Belowra Valley, is now only burning well within containment lines.
The fire has been limited to approximately 775ha.
Successful back burning operations have been completed to ensure that there is no fuel left available to the fire should conditions deteriorate in the future.
The Buckyjumba Fire is now listed at Patrol status. Ground crews will continue to patrol and aircraft equipped with infrared cameras will be utilised to monitor conditions.
A second fire known as the Corn Trail Fire started in remote country 18km north west of Nelligen in Monga National Park on Wednesday, October 23.
At this time the fire is approximately 133ha in size. Specialist remote area fire teams are being inserted via helicopter and are working hard to restrict the growth of this fire.
It is possible that smoke may impact on the Kings Hwy and motorists should take heed of warnings and drive accordingly.
Fire vehicles will also be using the Kings Hwy to access the fire ground.
There are currently no assets threatened, however residents should keep themselves informed of any developments.
The Corn Trail walking track has been closed as have all trails leading into this area of Monga National Park.
Residents should remain aware of the situation as conditions can change quickly.
While our focus is on dealing with the job in front of us our thoughts are with those who have already suffered losses elsewhere.
Remain vigilant, conditions can change quickly
· Prepare your property for bushfires
If you do not have a Bush Fire Survival Plan now is the time to prepare one
· Consider how you will protect pets and livestock
· Stay informed about the weather conditions and fire situation by listening to local radio or checking the Rural Fire Service Website information
· Updates on this fire are also available at
www.rfs.nsw.gov.au or by calling call 1800 NSW RFS (1800 679 737)
· Find out the latest Fire Danger Rating in your area at
www.rfs.nsw.gov.au or by calling 1800 NSW RFS (1800 679 737)
For information on road conditions or closures, please call the NSW RTA on 131 700 or check
Remember roads may be closed without warning
· If you need to report a new fire or require urgent assistance, dial Triple Zero (000)