Third dead as South Coast bushfire emergency continues

Police have confirmed a third man has died in bushfires impacting the state’s South Coast.

About 7.30am today (Wednesday 1 January 2020), officers from South Coast Police District were informed the body of a man had been located in a burnt-out car on a road off the Princes Highway at Yatte Yattah, about 6km west of Lake Conjola.

The man has not been formally identified.

A report will be prepared for the information of the Coroner.

Meanwhile, a 72-year-old man remains unaccounted for at Belowra, about 50km north west of Cobargo.

As the bushfire emergency continues, people are urged to obey direction of emergency services and to monitor the Rural Fire Service NSW website www.rfs.gov.au and www.livetraffic.com for road closures.

Emergency services are also reminding the community not to contact Triple Zero (000) unless there is an emergency.

If you are concerned about a loved one in a bushfire impacted area, visit https://register.redcross.org.au.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence.

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