Cool change for NSW firefighters

A cool change has brought relief to NSW Rural Fire Service officers fighting bushfires across the state, however, about 30 fires remain uncontained.

On Sunday, more than 190 firefighters are working to contain a bushfire burning 12 kilometres west of Sussex Inlet, near Shoalhaven.

The fire has burnt more than 8400 hectares but there is no immediate threat to properties.

At Yarrabin, near Cooma, more than 100 firefighters continue to establish containment lines and extinguish spot fires, with no threat to properties.

The fire has burnt through more than 9800 hectares of bushland and is moving away from Cooma in an easterly direction.

Residents returning to properties have been warned to be aware of falling trees and branches, particularly in the Mt Forest Road area.

Near Yass, more than 70 firefighters are working on containment lines around a fire.

The blaze has been contained.

In the state's north about 20 fires continue to burn uncontained after lightning storms on Saturday night ignited 45 new fires.



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