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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...

Watch and Act for Yankees Gap fire near Bega

UPDATE: 4pm - The alert level has been downgraded to advice  The Yankees Gap fire north west of Bega has been upgraded to Watch and Act.  The latest advice from the Rural Fire Service is if you are in the area is to monitor conditions. Check and follow your Bushfire Safety Plan....

Eurobodalla and Bega Valley declared Level 3 bushfire emergency

Smoke from the Yankees Gap fire north west of Bega is clearly visible. A Level 3 bushfire emergency has been declared for the Eurobodalla and Bega Valley.  As fire-fighters and people across the state and the region prepare for another unpredictable and dangerous fire day, the whole of the Eurobodalla and...

Fire alert level downgraded

  Three fires along the South Coast, which are still out of control, have now been downgraded to "Watch & Act" This includes the fire near Bega, Ulladulla and North Nowra. Crews will have another difficult day ahead with winds of up to 40km/h expected again tomorrow along the South Coast.  Reports have suggested...