The heavy rainfall across the Bega Valley in recent days has alleviated most - but not all - bushfire activity in the region.
To the point where all the fires impacting the Bega Valley Shire are now declared under control.
In an afternoon update provided via the Bega Valley Shire Council, Rural Fire Service Far South Coast public liaison Marty Webster said they were not declaring these fires out, but the risk level "has certainly backed right off".
Mr Webster said the fire threat was "not to the extent we've had in the past" but not all areas of the shire had enjoyed the recent significant rainfall.
He said areas in the southern corner of the shire around Nadgee and Green Cape had only received a few millimetres, "so there's potentially still fire in the environment there".
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However, in other areas hard hit by bushfires over the past month, like Burragate and Rocky Hall, rainfall was more like 75mm "which is fantastic".
"Elsewhere, all we're really expecting to find now are hollow trees still burning, or burning logs on the ground.
"[But] before we declare them out we have to be absolutely sure there's not a burning tree that will come down in a week's time.
"We pay a lot of attention to detail and anything still burning we want to go in and smash it.
"The big old hollow trees have a lot of timber in them and are protected somewhat from rain events, So there is still potential for them to be smoldering away - we hope they fall into a puddle!
"We're reluctant to call things out until we make sure we've got a black edge on these fires."
Mr Webster said there was still a lot of work to happen, not least of which due to heavy rain and minor flood warnings right across the shire.
"We'll step in just as the SES helped us out stepped in at our time of need, we'll be there to back them up for sure."