THE Hammond family was battening down the hatches and watching aerial water bombers whir around their Bigga district home yesterday. As Kate Hammond spoke to the Post yesterday the family home on Grabine Rd, 16km from Bigga, was surrounded by fire on three sides.
Fire crews from Southern Tableland and South West Zones NSW Rural Fire Service, National Parks and Wildlife and Local Council are continuing to strengthen containment lines on all fires in the Southern Tablelands Zone.
THE air above Ray Millington’s Crookwell district home had “more planes than Mascot” on Friday. Aerial water bombing played a big role in dousing a fire that broke out on an adjoining property just 150 metres away which came within two metres of his home.
Sometimes you see something and it brings to mind a memory. For people who are particularly visual, this can be a very powerful reminder of their past. The French term déjà vu even refers to the sense of having seen something before.
The Bureau of Meteorology has predicted more hot days ahead. With fire conditions still a major concern, the Post will be running an ongoing rolling coverage which we’ll update as news of local fires comes to hand.
THE fire in the Grabben Gullen area which burnt out approximately 252 hectares (622 acres) on Tuesday had approximately 18 units patrolling, with 35 staff from the brigades in the areas of Upper Lachlan and Goulburn Mulwaree, according to RFS community liaison officer Peter Dyce.
One of the estimated 80 firefighters battling the Gunning-Bellmount Forest bushfire on Gundaroo Rd on Monday afternoon was injured and taken to hospital suffering burns. Here are photos from the fire ground.