Bega Valley bushfires under control

4pm UPDATE: Firefighters now have the upper hand with bushfires on Warrigal Range Rd and Upper Boggy Creek Road in Millingandi. 

A bushfire, which has already destroyed two homes in Bega Valley, continues to burn, despite efforts to establish containment lines.

The Millingandi bushfire, about five kilometres west of Merimbula on the South Coast, continues to threaten properties along the Princes Highway between Wolumla and Millingandi.

Homeowners on Red Gum Road, Forest Lane and Yellow Pinch, north-west of Merimbula, have been advised to closely monitor fire conditions. 

The NSW Rural Fire Service yesterday confirmed two homes and two sheds had been destroyed in the blaze.

Meantime, firefighters will take advantage of today's cooler conditions to strengthen containment lines around the Deans Gap bushfire.

The fire, burning seven kilometres west of Sussex Inlet, reduced in intensity overnight, due to the gusty southerly change.

Weather conditions on the fireground are expected to be milder today, giving firefighters an opportunity to strengthen containment lines around the blaze.

The fire has destroyed more than 9000 hectares since it began on Monday, January 7. 

The blaze is not currently threatening any properties but residents have been advised to continue to monitor the conditions.

Wandean Road remains closed due to the blaze but residents can access 12 Mile Road, Conjola National Park and Yerriyong State Forest.

Firefighters are also expected to continue to mop up a fire in the Shoalhaven, which has burnt through about 10 hectares.

The blaze started on Thursday near Barringella Creek, about 12 kilometres south west of Nowra.

No properties are currently under threat from the blaze and firefighters hope today's lower temperatures, higher humidity and wind will help in their efforts to "black-out" the blaze.

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