It may only be spring with summer still months away, but the bush fire season appears set to be a scorcher with two separate fires drawing 12 Rural Fire Service units from their beds just after midnight on Monday night.
At Wyndham strong winds reignited a hazard reduction burn which threatened the village at about 2am.
Six units responded to the fire which consumed 10 hectares of scrub and was declared ‘black’ yesterday (Wednesday).
Six other local units also responded to a blaze which broke out at an unoccupied home at Numbugga about 1pm.
The blaze ignited spot fires and a nearby tree.
Bega Valley Rural Fire Service superintendent John Cullen spoke to the Magnet from Numbugga on Tuesday morning and said it had been a “very busy night”.
“There was a lot of man power on these two events overnight. It was a wonderful response from volunteers to help in time of need,” he said.
“It was a very, very, windy night which caused re-ignition of an old burn at Wyndham which threatened property at about 1am.”
Both fires have since been declared out.
RSF spokesperson Marty Webster said crews worked very hard on Tuesday in tough conditions to “mop up and black out” the fires.
“Crews did a great job in windy conditions and both fires are now classed as out.”
Mr Cullen said the cause of the Numbugga fire was under investigation.