Bemboka bushfire: Favourable conditions expected for weekend

The view of the bushfire on Tuesday. Picture: Rachel Helmreich
The view of the bushfire on Tuesday. Picture: Rachel Helmreich

A spokesperson for the state’s fire service has said firefighters are cautiously optimistic about this weekend’s efforts on controlling the bushfire that started near Bemboka. 

Firefighters will use the predicted conditions of good weather across Saturday and Sunday to continue to conduct backburning operations in order to combat the blaze that had covered over 10,500ha by Friday. 

NSW Rural Fire Service spokesperson Daniel Osborne said they also looked to strengthen and deepen the containment lines, particularly at the southern extent of the blaze, towards the Snowy Mountains Hwy. 

“We are optimistic the weather is in our favour at this point in time,” he said.

“I would reinforce these conditions are only forecasts.

“There is no reason residents shouldn’t remain vigilant.

“Residents can expect to see continued smoke in the area, which will mainly be from backburning operations.” 

Mr Osborne said there were strategies planned for the northern side of the blaze around Brogo Dam to begin next week.

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