Firefighters took advantage of easing weather conditions to battle an out-of-control bushfire threatening communities in the New South Wales South West Slopes region, on January 7.
The more-than 313,000 hectare Dunns Road blaze was burning at ‘Advice’ level near the communities of Mundaroo, Ournie, Mannus, Tooma, Talbingo, Wondalga, Kunama, Batlow, Ellerslie, Adelong, Rosewood, Tumbarumba, and Tumut.
Firefighters were working to slow the spread of the blaze, protect property, and establish containment lines to prevent it from merging with the nearby East Ournie Creek fire, Green Valley fire, and Adaminaby blaze.
This footage shows the Dunns Road fire lighting up the horizon south of Tumbarumba on Saturday, January 4, when it was burning at ‘Emergency’ level. A number of homes were destroyed in the area, according to media reports citing firefighters and residents on the ground. Credit: Brad Shephard via Storyful