WARM westerly winds swept through the Bega Valley overnight, making it tough for Rural Fire Service crews to put out blazes in Numbugga, Yowrie and Wyndham.
The fire in Numbugga, 15km west of Bega, caused the most damage with an older home completely destroyed in the blaze.
The residence was unoccupied at the time and there were no reported injuries.
John Cullen, RFS Superintendent Far South Coast, said investigations are continuing.
“At this stage it appears that spot fires on the property ignited a large tree and embers from that have reached the house,” he said.
Six fire vehicles and 13 RFS members attended the blaze.
Fires were also reported in Yowrie and Wyndham where winds of up 60kmh easily fanned flames, although local crews were able to contain and extinguish the blazes before daybreak.
Mr Cullen said both were caused by older burns reigniting in the wind and cautioned property owners to be mindful of any recent pile burns on their land.
The blustery wind is set to continue throughout Tuesday and there is a high fire danger today.
There were also three call-outs for State Emergency Service (SES) assistance according to spokesperson Ashley Sullivan.
“Although the wind picked up in the early hours, we didn’t get any calls until around 7am,” he said.
“We had two calls for assistance for damaged roofs, one from Coopers Gully Rd near Bega and the other from Warrigal Range Rd in Brogo.
“We also had a call to removed debris from the road in Quaama.”
For SES assistance phone 13 25 00.