FIRESTORM: NSW bushfire fallout

Sheep farmer, Peter Southwell, on his property near Yass where he has lost about 80% of his paddocks to bushfire on January 12, 2013. Photo: Rohan Thomson/The Canberra Times
Sheep farmer, Peter Southwell, on his property near Yass where he has lost about 80% of his paddocks to bushfire on January 12, 2013. Photo: Rohan Thomson/The Canberra Times
Burnt country and damaged fence near Yass, NSW on January 12, 2013. Photo: Rohan Thomson/The Canberra Times

Burnt country and damaged fence near Yass, NSW on January 12, 2013. Photo: Rohan Thomson/The Canberra Times

Burnt country and damaged fence near Yass, NSW on January 12, 2013. Photo: Rohan Thomson/The Canberra Times

Burnt country and damaged fence near Yass, NSW on January 12, 2013. Photo: Rohan Thomson/The Canberra Times

Members of the Sutton RFS, Michael Gardiner and Nick McGlocklin, fill up their truck from a creek next to Woolgarlo Rd, near Yass on January 12, 2013. Photo: Rohan Thomson/The Canberra Times

Members of the Sutton RFS, Michael Gardiner and Nick McGlocklin, fill up their truck from a creek next to Woolgarlo Rd, near Yass on January 12, 2013. Photo: Rohan Thomson/The Canberra Times

Sheep search amongst the burnt ground for food next to Burrinjuck Rd, near Yass, NSW on January 12, 2013. Photo: Rohan Thomson/The Canberra Times

Sheep search amongst the burnt ground for food next to Burrinjuck Rd, near Yass, NSW on January 12, 2013. Photo: Rohan Thomson/The Canberra Times

The bushfires in the Cooma area were initially started here at "Yarrabin" about 15 kms east of Cooma. January 12, 2013 Photo: Graham Tidy/The Canberra Times

The bushfires in the Cooma area were initially started here at "Yarrabin" about 15 kms east of Cooma. January 12, 2013 Photo: Graham Tidy/The Canberra Times

The bushfires in the Cooma area were initially started here at "Yarrabin" about 15 kms east of Cooma. January 12, 2013 Photo: Graham Tidy/The Canberra Times

The bushfires in the Cooma area were initially started here at "Yarrabin" about 15 kms east of Cooma. January 12, 2013 Photo: Graham Tidy/The Canberra Times

The bushfires in the Cooma area were initially started at "Yarrabin" about 15 kms east of Cooma. Smoke lingers in bushland not far from Numeralla. January 12, 2013 Photo: Graham Tidy/The Canberra Times.

The bushfires in the Cooma area were initially started at "Yarrabin" about 15 kms east of Cooma. Smoke lingers in bushland not far from Numeralla. January 12, 2013 Photo: Graham Tidy/The Canberra Times.

The bushfires in the Cooma area were initially started at "Yarrabin" about 15 kms east of Cooma. Smoke lingers in bushland not far from Numeralla. January 12, 2013 Photo: Graham Tidy/The Canberra Times.

The bushfires in the Cooma area were initially started at "Yarrabin" about 15 kms east of Cooma. Smoke lingers in bushland not far from Numeralla. January 12, 2013 Photo: Graham Tidy/The Canberra Times.

Jugiong farmer Tony Engel captures a backburn operation to keep the Cobbler Road Fire, near Yass, under control. The fire has burnt out 13,974 hectare - killing thousands of stock - since it started earlier this week. Photo: Tony Engel

Jugiong farmer Tony Engel captures a backburn operation to keep the Cobbler Road Fire, near Yass, under control. The fire has burnt out 13,974 hectare - killing thousands of stock - since it started earlier this week. Photo: Tony Engel

Fire on a property off Childowla Road near Bookham, is brought under control on January 11, 2013. Photo: Graham Tidy/The Canberra Times

Fire on a property off Childowla Road near Bookham, is brought under control on January 11, 2013. Photo: Graham Tidy/The Canberra Times

Fire on a property off Childowla Road near Bookham, is brought under control on January 11, 2013. Photo: Graham Tidy/The Canberra Times

Fire on a property off Childowla Road near Bookham, is brought under control on January 11, 2013. Photo: Graham Tidy/The Canberra Times

Fire on a property off Childowla Road near Bookham, is brought under control on January 11, 2013. Photo: Graham Tidy/The Canberra Times

Fire on a property off Childowla Road near Bookham, is brought under control on January 11, 2013. Photo: Graham Tidy/The Canberra Times

Fire on a property off Childowla Road near Bookham, is brought under control on January 11, 2013. Photo: Graham Tidy/The Canberra Times

Fire on a property off Childowla Road near Bookham, is brought under control on January 11, 2013. Photo: Graham Tidy/The Canberra Times

Fire on a property off Childowla Road near Bookham, is brought under control on January 11, 2013. Photo: Graham Tidy/The Canberra Times

Fire on a property off Childowla Road near Bookham, is brought under control on January 11, 2013. Photo: Graham Tidy/The Canberra Times

Fire on a property off Childowla Road near Bookham, is brought under control on January 11, 2013. Photo: Graham Tidy/The Canberra Times

Fire on a property off Childowla Road near Bookham, is brought under control on January 11, 2013. Photo: Graham Tidy/The Canberra Times

Fire on a property off Childowla Road near Bookham, is brought under control on January 11, 2013. Photo: Graham Tidy/The Canberra Times

Fire on a property off Childowla Road near Bookham, is brought under control on January 11, 2013. Photo: Graham Tidy/The Canberra Times

Fire on a property off Childowla Road near Bookham, is brought under control on January 11, 2013. Photo: Graham Tidy/The Canberra Times

Fire on a property off Childowla Road near Bookham, is brought under control on January 11, 2013. Photo: Graham Tidy/The Canberra Times

ACT Chief RFS Officer Andrew Stark talks with SkyCrane pilot Brian Pilmer at the RFS in Hume on January 12, 2013. Photo: Rohan Thomson/The Canberra Times

ACT Chief RFS Officer Andrew Stark talks with SkyCrane pilot Brian Pilmer at the RFS in Hume on January 12, 2013. Photo: Rohan Thomson/The Canberra Times