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The RFS says anyone in the northern Batemans Bay suburbs of Long Beach, Maloneys Beach, North Batemans Bay and Surfside who are not emotionally and physically prepared to defend their properties in the advent of fire spotting and impact today should leave

Fire crews continued to battle the bushfire overnight. The northern suburbs of Batemans Bay could be impacted by the Currowan fire today, as the region braces itself for another day of severe fire danger.  The northern suburbs of Batemans Bay could be impacted by the Currowan fire today, as the region braces...

'Really clear message, today is the decision day, tomorrow, after tomorrow morning it will be too late', north Batemans Bay residents told to decide whether to stay and defend their homes from the Currawan bushfire, or leave.

Residents of northern Batemans Bay suburbs at today's bushfire public meeting at Long Beach, they've been told they need to make a decision about whether they are staying in, or leaving their homes.  Tomorrow will be a severe fire day for the South Coast, Illawarra and Far South Coast, with strong...

More property loss this evening as South Coast fire grows to over 39,000 hectares

The fire is tonight highly visible from many areas on the South Coast, including Lake Tabourie. Image courtesy Milton RFS. There are reports of more property loss tonight on the South Coast as the Currowan fire remains at emergency level. Strong wind gusts are still being experienced on the fire ground.  There...

RFS says more South Coast homes may come under threat from Currowan bushfire today

As news emerges of properties lost and damaged after yesterday's Currowan bushfire emergency the RFS says more homes may come under threat today.  The RFS has confirmed a property along the Clyde River has been destroyed in the fire with more property loss likely.   Defending life and property will continue to be...

Batemans Bay residents told to prepare as bushfire crisis far from over

Superintendent of the Far South Coast Rural Fire Service John Cullen at today's public meeting about the bushfire emergency at Long Beach.  A community bushfire emergency meeting at Long Beach, Batemans Bay today has been told without "some very nice rain or weather", the 16,000 hectare Currowan bushfire could "grow, grow,...