Shoalhaven News

Filter Road bushfire contained


The NSW Rural Fire Service is monitoring the remnants of a bushfire that erupted northwest of Nowra on Saturday.

The blaze started near Filter Road and was fanned by strong, gusty winds.

RFS and NSW Fire and Rescue crews were supported by water-bombing helicopters as they fought the outbreak in what the RFS described as tough terrain.

Crews maintained a vigil on Saturday night to ensure there were no flare-ups, before eventually containing the blaze on Sunday.

RFS spokesman Greg Allan said, "With the conditions at the time it would not have taken much for the outbreak to impact nearby properties."

The blaze burnt about 30-hectares of bushland before it was fully contained.

Mr. Allan said, "It's a timely reminder for residents that fires can happen anywhere and if you are near a fire you and your family should know what to do, so have that bushfire survival plan discussed."

Investigations are continuing into the cause of the outbreak.

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