Tuesday, January 8, 2013

EMERGENCY WARNINGS FOR MANY AUSTRALIAN TOWNS

Shortly before 10.30am (AEDT), RFS spokesman Ben Shepherd told reporters the fire burning out of control around 12km east of Cooma had jumped the Numeralla Bridge.

It's now headed towards around 20 properties in the Kybeyan valley. Those in the Kybeyan Valley should shelter where they are as it's now too late to leave.

Mr Shepherd said residents in the valley should leave now and head to Nimmitabel, a small town in the Monaro region.

http://au.news.yahoo.com/full-coverage/australian-bushfires/a/-/article/15780732/nsw-faces-worst-ever-fire-danger-day/