Shoalhaven News

Four properties lost in Currowan fires

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The Rural Fire Service has confirmed up to four properties have been destroyed by the bushfire that is raging in the Shoalhaven, thankfully there has been no loss of life.

Building Impact Assessment teams are yet to inspect the damage.

They are expected to access the properties within the next 24-hours.

The Currowan blaze has now burnt out almost 50-thousand hectares.

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Kioloa isn't safe yet despite firefighters holding back the blaze last night as it surrounded the community.

The Princes Highway remains closed between Burrill Lake and North Batemans Bay.

The RFS expects the fire to cross the highway in multiple places later today.

Mark Williams from the RFS said some easterly winds close to the coast are helping firefighters, but westerly conditions inland will cause further problems.

"That will actually see the possibility of further fire impacts north of Termiel in and around the Woodstock area to the south and around Lake Tabourie.
"We're still not out of the woodwork at the moment.
"We've still got a lot of fire activity in the fireground and there's still a lot of potential left in this fire," Williams said.

Image: Mark Coombe and RFS Shoalhaven