Community Update - Fire
Bonang, Goongerah, Deddick Valley, Nurran, Yalmy
1575336155000Last Tuesday at 12:22 PM
is being issued for Bonang, Deddick Valley, Goongerah, Nurran, Yalmy
, Deddick Valley, Tubbut, Bonang and Amboyne.
- The bushfire 28 km west of Goongerah is not yet under control.
- Despite recent rain and cooler weather conditions this fire still has active hot spots that continue to burn.
- The fire is situated in steep, rocky, inaccessible terrain.
- There has been good progress made on the fallback containment lines around Deddick Valley, Tubbut and Bonang communities and firefighters continue to work on these.
- To the south of the fire Varnneys Track and Lightning Track are being prepared as containment lines.
- Yalmy Road, Moonkan Track and Roger River Track are also being prepared as containment lines to the east and north of the fire.
- Aircraft will be assessing control options over the fire ground today.
- Road closures remain in place for the Yalmy Road and 36 Mile Road.
- The Snowy River National Park is closed.
There is no immediate threat to the community and no action is required.
This message was issued
by Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning
The next update is expected by 05/12/2019 12:30 pm or as the situation changes.
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