ACT firefighters battle Cooma bushfire

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MORE ACT firefighters will help fight an out-of-control bushfire burning north of Cooma.fire1

The 28 member team departed this morning to assist with the blaze, which began on Friday on Shannons Flat Road, 20 kilometres north of Cooma and less than 20 kilometres from the ACT border.

NSW Rural Fire Service firefighters were struggling to bring it under control on Sunday, with 23 fire trucks and 11 firefighting aircraft on the scene during the day. So far the fire has burnt 1000 hectares. 

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