Police have confirmed a woman missing after her home was destroyed at Conjola Park yesterday, is safe and well.
Fears had been held for the 81-year-old woman after her home in Kurrajong Crescent was destroyed by bushfires that swept through about 2pm yesterday (Tuesday 31 December 2019).
Officers from South Coast Police District had been unable to confirm the whereabouts of the woman, and initiated inquiries; however, about 5pm today (Wednesday 1 January 2020), the woman’s family told police she’d been rescued from her home as the fire was nearing the home.
Police have now confirmed the woman is safe and well in nearby Manyana.
Sadly, 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.