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No fire at Morans Crossing

On the 'Fires Near Me' website last night an updated was posted saying there was an out of control fire on Batemans Road, Morans Crossing.  East Coast radio has since learned that this is not the case. Someone reported the fire overnight, but were actually disoriented. They were actually looking at the...

Firies hold community meeting for Brogo residents

Firies have described as "bizarre" the current situation, in which an out of control blaze is being fought alongside snow blizzards in the region. Thanks to Cathy Smith for this photo.  The Rural Fire Service and National Parks and Wildlife Service will hold a community meeting tonight for residents in the...

Bushfire strike force ready to protect property near Bega

Bega Fire Control has strike teams ready to protect property threatened by the bushfire this afternoon, meanwhile light rain is expected to fall on the fire ground soon.  The Rural Fire Service says it has strike teams ready to protect property from an out-of-control bushfire, north west of Bega. The Rural Fire...

90km winds expected on Yankees Gap fire ground near Bega today

Gary Mullinger is a lovely bloke. The former National Parks' caretaker of Green Cape Lighthouse, south of Eden, sent out this message to his mates on Facebook in the wee hours of this morning, "Another two hours to go on the fireline howling wind and freezing." He was one of...

Don't light fires today - plea from Rural Fire Service

Firies are working to contain the Yankees Gap fire, north west of Bega.  Fires starting from lawn mowers, car brakes and mufflers have prompted South Coast firies to urge property owners and residents alike, to take care in everything they do this weekend, to ensure they aren't inadvertently lighting the next...

2 Car accident on Princes Highway

UPDATE 5.51pm: The Road is now open. UPDATE 5pm: The accident involved an elderly lady who came out with only minor injuries.  At 4:45pm this afternoon an accident involving 2 cars was reported just before Eden on the Prince Highway at Government Road.  Northbound traffic is affected.Allow extra travel time.More updates to come.

At least three homes lost in fire near Bega

At least three homes have been destroyed in the Yankees Gap fire north west of Bega. The Rural Fire Service said this morning the homes are in the Desert Creek Road area at Numbugga, and were destroyed in the fire emergency on Wednesday. Overnight about 50 fire fighters worked on back-burning along...