Emergency warning issued for Bonang, Victoria
We’ve just made our way out past the police roadblock on the Monaro Highway, which links Canberra with Bredbo, Michelago, Cooma and the Snowy Mountains region.
As we drove out to safety, fire crews were still battling a number of grass fires on both sides of the highway. The fires were moving through paddocks but conditions were noticeably better.
The winds had dropped. The temperature was down. The flames weren’t moving with same intensity and unpredictability as earlier
Hopefully this helps firefighters get on top of the Clear Range bushfire, still at emergency level, which has burned through vast swathes since it began as a spot fire from the Orroral Valley fire in Namadgi.
BC Radio has reported homes have been lost in the region around the towns of Bredbo and Michelago, though we still don’t know how many. Thankfully, there are no reports of injuries.
Having seen the fire first-hand with Mike Bowers, that is truly incredible news.
at 3.53am EST