A FIRE which saw Brogo residents evacuate from their homes yesterday is now being controlled.
The emergency warning alert level was downgraded to "advise" status overnight and a second fire which ignited south of Warrigal Range Rd has been extinguished.
It is believed the blaze was sparked by power lines which came into contact with a tree during fierce winds yesterday afternoon.
Firefighters managed to save a house in the affected area.
A cooler changed passed through Bega last night and was welcomed by fire crews who remained on site last night to provide protection for homes east of Warrigal Range Rd and west of Eagle Nest Rd.
"Everyone is very tired, but crews worked through the night and kept the blaze under control," Marty Webster of Far South Coast RFS said.
"The wind overnight was erratic, but didn't affect the blaze too much.
"The level has been taken down to Advise, but it is still burning so the plan today is to attack the fire aggressively.
"Conditions today are better and crews reported some light rain overnight in Brogo so that has worked in our favour.
"There has been no property loss at this stage.
"Crews are feeling confident that we can tackle the fire today."
"We want to thank residents in Brogo for being well prepared for yesterday and urge residents throughout the Bega Valley to have the same level preparedness for a bushfire."
AUDIO: Richard Stanton describes conditions at Bermagui yesterday, near the Brogo bushfire
Brogo residents began to leave their homes yesterday morning amid fears the bush fires could impact their properties.
50 firefighters, 11 fire tankers and two aircraft were working to contain the blaze throughout the day which had burnt out about 50 hectares by 1pm.
The District News was told the RFS was first called to Brogo to a car fire just before 10.30am.
However the service was unable to confirm if the fire sparked the first bush fire.
The Brogo RFS station was filled with pets in carriers from volunteers unwilling to leave them while residents were seen leaving their homes with their pets in tow.
A visibly emotional woman, who did not wish to be named, had a dog and lamb in her car.
The tearful woman said she was concerned because her son was staying at their property and was leaving later on a trail bike.
The emergency warning followed a hot morning in Bega where the temperature rose 15 degrees in an hour.
The town hit 37.8 degrees at 9am, according to the Bureau of Meteorology. That was a dramatic leap from 22.9 degrees from 8am, and just 15.8 degrees at 6.30am.
visit www.rfs.com.au for current fire warnings.