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Dangerous fire day ahead for Far South Coast


The temperature in parts of the region is today expected to be in the low to mid 30s -  well above average for this time of year - putting pressure on fire fighters and rural communities. 

The RFS has asked everyone to review and have their bushfire survival plans ready, as nor wester winds combine with a dry air mass. 

A total fire ban has been declared and the RFS says while it's a very high fire danger day it's very close to being severe.

Meanwhile it's been confirmed two fires in the Eurobodalla over the last week are the suspected work of an arsonist. 

A grass fire in the sand dunes at Broulee was started on Sunday, and then just a few kilometres north at Guerilla Bay on Monday a fire started on the cliffs. 

Both fires are currently being patrolled with fire fighters working hard to contain hotspots in the Guerilla Bay fire over the last few days, with the help of aerial waterbombing.