Narooma crews fight Nerrigunda, Mogo blazes

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Crews from southern Eurobodalla have chipped in to fight fires at Mogo and Nerrigundah.

Dalmeny-Kianga Rural Fire Service brigade members were involved in containing the fire at Dunns Creek, near Mogo, on Thursday night.

That blaze threatened houses in several hamlets after a pile fire reignited in strong westerly winds on Wednesday afternoon. Two fires subsequently broke out in a quarry nearby and at Annies Lane, Rosedale.

A deliberately lit fire at Nerrigundah remains under investigation after it tied up crews earlier on Wednesday morning. They worked until midnight to bring it under control.

RFS community safety officer Marty Webster said crews from Tilba, Narooma, Dalmeny-Kianga, Nerrigunda, Potato Point, Bodalla and volunteers from Tuross Head were involved on the ground at Nerrigundah or at the Moruya Fire Control Centre.

By Thursday morning, the crews were satisfied the fire was contained, but they were patrolling several burning stumps and a dangerous tree.

Mr Webster said the blaze began on private land and moved into state forest in several places.

There was erratic fire behaviour on Wednesday and it came within a few hundred metres of dwellings.

“The crew worked really hard to bring it under effective containment,” Mr Webster said.

It covered five hectares.

Both blazes meant fire crews were stretched thin across the shire.

There have been a string of suspicious fires in the Eurobodalla this winter, including two last week in the Narooma area.

DUNNS CREEK: Narooma-area crews were sent to fight blazes such as this one near Mogo and at Nerrigundah. This image was taken on Wednesday evening as smoke clouded the air and residents were on high alert.

DUNNS CREEK: Narooma-area crews were sent to fight blazes such as this one near Mogo and at Nerrigundah. This image was taken on Wednesday evening as smoke clouded the air and residents were on high alert.

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