Bushfires - landholders want to 'move on'

LANDHOLDERS affected by the Yarrabin fires are looking to move on with their lives, after the fires burnt out 12,000 hectares of land.

A special meeting, organised by the Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) was held at the Numeralla Hall on Tuesday for those directly affected by the fires.

Twelve landholders attended the meeting.

Spokesperson for the Monaro Rural Fire Service Fred Nichols said those who attended had made a lot of general enquiries about how they can move on with their lives.

"It was a good meeting in terms of people making a lot of enquiries in general about the services available to them. They were interested in how the can move on with their lives," he said.

There was a large contingent of representatives at the meeting to offer support and advice to land holders.

"There was a huge variety of people there including council representatives, DPI, the Rural financial counsellor, minister of police and emergency services, local police officers, all representatives from the RFS, Red Cross and the BlazeAid volunteer group who are doing the fencing," Mr Nichols said.

Community meetings were held at Numeralla and Kybeyan on Wednesday.

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