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Homes lost as RFS continues to battle Carwoola fire

Homes lost as RFS continues to battle Carwoola fire | Photos Smouldering remains of a property after a fire at Carwoola, southeast of Canberra. Photo: Alex Ellinghausen
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Birds taking flight during a fire at Carwoola. Photo: Alex Ellinghausen

The extent of the Carwoola fire on Saturday morning. Picture: rfs.nsw.gov.au

Calissa Wallace with her mum and two dogs, walking away from the flames that had engulfed their Carwoola home on Widgiewa Road. Photo: Jay Cronan

TweetFacebookPower outage now affecting Captains Flat, Majors Ck, Araluen and Sth Braidwood. Required to repair infrastructure damaged in Carwoola fire.

— NSW RFS (@NSWRFS) February 17, 2017#NSWRFS Assessment teams inspecting properties at Carawoola. Number of homes destroyed. Inspections will confirm where and how many. #NSWRFSpic.twitter苏州夜总会招聘/xuu14S2mwd

— NSW RFS (@NSWRFS) February 17, 2017

Meanwhile, the Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council has launched an appeal to help those impacted by the devastating bushfire.

“All funds received will be used to provide direct assistance to victims of the Carwoola bushfire,” the council said in a statement.

“Council will not use any donated funds for administration or other council purposes (e.g. infrastructure repairs).”

Donations can be made by direct deposit to the following Westpac account, or in person at a branch.

Name: Carwoola Bushfire AppealBSB: 032724Account: 362257A statement from NSW RFS urged residents to decide now what todo if the fire reaches theirproperty.

“If you are the area ofPrimrose Valley, there is no immediate threat to the area but the road is cut to the north.”

“Roads in the area are affected by fire and may not be safe.”

There are a number of roads closed due to safety reasons and a total fire ban remains in place across the ACT.

A 24-hour evacuation centre has been established at The ‘Q’ – Queanbeyan Performing Arts Centre, 253 Crawford Street, Queanbeyan.

Horse owners requiring assistance can take their horses to Exhibition Park’s Equestrian Centre, located at 10 Flemington Road Mitchell ACT.

There are currently around 90 firesburning across the NSW, 40 of which are understoodto be uncontained.

For more information contact the EPIC 24-hour duty phone on 0466 419 099.

with Sherryn Groch

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