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December 19, 2019
Update: Meads Creek Fire – Dec 19

On Monday afternoon the southern edge of the fire moved towards and crossed Wollar Road, Bylong under strong easterly winds, resulting in Wollar Road being closed, but reopening yesterday at 6pm. Yesterday, firefighters completed a backburn along the Morrison Flat Trail, along Bylong Valley Way, finishing behind properties along Wollar Road in attempt to contain […]

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December 13, 2019
Update: Meads Creek Fire – Some Good News!

THE Rural Fire Service have advised that the Meads Creek fire is now listed as “being controlled”. and the threat to property is reduced. Fire activity has reduced during the past 24 hours and the threat to property is reduced. While local updates will still be provided as required, the fire is no longer listed […]

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December 13, 2019
Supporting Local Heros

WHEN disaster strikes in small country towns people get cooking and the Meads Creek fire has brought out the best in the Merriwa community. The Rural Fire Services are fighting more than 80 fires across the state and are also tapping into local cafes, community groups and motels to ensure firefighters are cared for well. […]

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December 13, 2019
Update: Meads Creek Fire – Dec 13

THE Rural Fire Service have reported “things are looking really good along the northern edges” of the Meads Creek fire. Fire fighters are continuing to patrol throughout the day to ensure the fire line holds. Planning is also underway to look containment on the southern side of the fire. South-west winds will return tomorrow, but […]

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December 12, 2019
Update: Meads Creek Fire – Dec 12

THE Meads Creek Fire activity remains stable today. The fire remains active to the south , but is inaccessible to ground crews at this stage.   Crews are actively patrolling and focusing on the Redlynch containment line to secure the northern edge. If residents feel threatened by the fire they should phone 000 immediately, not […]

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December 11, 2019
Update: Meads Creek Fire – Dec 11

YESTERDAY the Meads Creek fire alert level increased to Watch and Act due to increasing fire activity in the North-eastern corner near Hamburger Hill, including Flight Springs Road and Turnbridge Road, but by early evening it was downgraded to Advice level.  Currently the fire is listed as Being Controlled and has burnt through 11,000 hectares […]

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December 10, 2019
Update: Meads Creek Fire – Monday 10

YESTERDAY operations were considering reopening Ringwood Road, however the road remains closed and will be reassessed on Wednesday afternoon. The fire has burnt through more than 21,000 hectares of the Goulburn River National Park and some adjoining private property, but is listed as “being controlled”. Today, firefighters will continue to consolidate containment lines with earth […]

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December 9, 2019
Update: Meads Creek Fire – Monday 9

THE infrared analysis of the Meads Creek fire at 5am this morning showed the fire activity had settled somewhat, but as the heat picks up during the day so will the fire activity. The fire is still active on the northern edge, crews will continue to use earth moving equipment to build containment lines and […]

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December 8, 2019
Update: Meads Creek Fire – Sunday

THE Meads Creek fire continues to be contained, but fire crews are concerned about wind conditions changing that situation at any time. Aircraft are currently prevented from assisting ground crews, due to the heavy smoke from the fire. Brigades were focused on the northern edge of the fire overnight and are continuing to consolidate containment […]

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December 7, 2019
Update: Meads Creek Fire – Saturday

FIREFIGHTERS and aircraft were ready to defend three properties on Tunbridge Rd from the Meads Creek Fire yesterday when the fire was upgraded to emergency. Fortunately, the fire did not reach the properties. Ringwood Road remains closed and solid containment lines are still being put in place. The fire is now 9,745 hectares in size, […]

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