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Bingie now under control, Nerrigundah being controlled & Wolumla under control

Amazing work by the firies this morning working in hazardous conditions with dangerously dry fuel. The Bingie fire, which was out of control earlier, is now under control, the Nerrigundah fire is being controlled, it was also out of control earlier, and the Wolumla fire has gone from being controlled to...

Alleged missing swimmer hoaxer charged but not in custody

East Coast Radio and other local media have just received the following from the police. Police media have confirmed the man is not in custody, but his lawyer has contacted police.  "A man has been charged after he filed a false missing person report of a man who went missing in...

Crews responding to bushfire at Old Mill Lane, Wolumla

  RFS crews are responding to a fire in Old Mill Lane area at Wolumla, thought to have started from powerlines this morning.  Storm force winds and dry conditions will cause another day of fire hazard across the region today.  The RFS says there's no danger to property at the moment from a...

RFS says today close to being 'very high fire danger' on the Far South Coast

The Far South Coast Rural Fire Service says today's fire danger rating is close to being 'Very High' and says Far South Coast residents should base plans and preparations on the assumption that what we experience will be like a day of very high fire danger. The organisation is also warning that...

Mystery still surrounds missing swimmer hoax on Far South Coast

Far South Coast police are yet to release any further details, or a description, of a man wanted in relation to last week's missing swimmer hoax. Emergency services and volunteers were told about the hoax on Saturday morning, as they were about to begin another day's effort searching the land and...

Fatal house fire at Sunshine Bay

A 90-year-old man has passed away in hospital after suffering critical injuries in a house fire at Sunshine Bay on Sunday evening.  Emergency services were called to a home on Bronte Crescent, Sunshine Bay, about 7.45pm Sunday to find the man suffering smoke inhalation and burns after the mattress he was...

Fire-bug causes bushfire outbreaks in the Shoalhaven

Shoalhaven firies had a busy weekend thanks to a fire-bug who started fires in the bush around Culburra and Orient Point. Picture courtesy D. Jose, Culburra Beach Rural Fire Brigade.  South Coast police are looking for a fire bug after a number of bushfires were lit in the Shoalhaven over the weekend.  Between...

Firies on alert with strong winds expected across the Far South Coast today

  Far South Coast firies are on alert today as gale force winds hit the coast and the region remains tinder-box dry.  Report smoke sightings to 000 and remain vigilant. Go to the RFS FiresNearMe page for information and updates. There is currently an ongoing large hazard reduction burn south of Eden; another...

Gillards Beach hoaxer who tried to fake his own death still on the run

Police are now searching for a 42 year old Victorian man who it's believed tried to fake his own death, causing an extensive sea, land and air search on the Far South Coast last week. Image courtesy South Coast Police FB.  After sending rescuers out into the dangerous waters of the...