7 houses lost, 16 saved in Snowy-Monaro from Clear Range fire

Dominic Giannini 4 February 2020 6

The Orroral Valley fire. Photo: Gary Hooker, ACTRFS via ESA Twitter.

The NSW Rural Fire Service has confirmed that at least seven houses have been lost in the Snowy-Monaro region since Saturday, while firefighters managed to save 16 properties from the Clear Range blaze.

There were also 22 outbuildings and five facilities (which includes buildings such as schools, hotels, shops) that were burned down by the fire over the weekend, but damage assessments are still ongoing and these numbers could rise.

A further five houses and six buildings were damaged, although firefighters managed to save 16 houses, 42 outbuildings and six facilities from the fire.

The impact assessment has not yet been completed but an RFS spokesperson told Region Media that approximately 90 per cent of the region had been covered as of midday Monday.

However, there have been reports of houses lost in Bredbo in NSW, just south of the ACT border.

There are currently no official numbers for the Bega Valley with assessments there to commence soon, the spokesperson said.

More information will follow as it is made available.

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6 Responses to 7 houses lost, 16 saved in Snowy-Monaro from Clear Range fire
Shuning Ma Shuning Ma 8:24 pm 04 Feb 20

Sorry for those lost houses and thank you to a great job to firefighters 🙏

Steve N Carol Trute Steve N Carol Trute 8:20 pm 04 Feb 20

Sad as it is it for those that have lost homes it could have been a whole lot worse if it wasn’t for the professionalism and dedication of the RFS - thankyou all 👍🏻

Sarah Ausserlechner Sarah Ausserlechner 3:18 pm 04 Feb 20

Thanks to all the firies for all your hard work and for all that you do to keep everyone safe and protect our properties, you are all amazing. A special thanks for the firies fighting the Clear range fire.

Don Wilkey Don Wilkey 3:13 pm 04 Feb 20

A contingent of 44 Indonesian armed forces personnel have just arrived to help the Australian firefighters. Thanks Indonesia.

Andrea Charlton Andrea Charlton 2:36 pm 04 Feb 20

Thanks to all!

Samia Goudie Samia Goudie 2:33 pm 04 Feb 20

Sad losses but how amazing that our incredible fire fighters have also saved so

Much ❤️ Thank you and to those who have lost properties my heart germs for your pain

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