Fire sweeps through Cabramurra and Lobs Hole

Fire damaged the Snowy 2.0 construction site at Lobs Hole.

Cabramurra and the Lobs Hole Snowy 2.0 construction site have been damaged by the Dunns Road fire.

Snowy Hydro CEO Paul Broad said it was a “very difficult time for our community with the current bushfires and drought.”

“Over the weekend, the bushfires reached the mountains and impacted some of our regional assets at Snowy Hydro,” Mr Broad said.

“The most important thing is that our people, their families and the local community are safe. Our staff were evacuated from our regional areas and sites last week, well before the fires came through. “

At this stage, Snowy Hydro indicated that the power stations have not suffered major damage, but a number of other assets has been lost.

“When it is safer for us to access the fire-affected sites, we’ll know the full extent of the damage,” he said.

 For now, Snowy Hydro knows that in Cabramurra a significant number of houses and buildings have been lost, including the school and old ski club.

The fire front also went through Lobs Hole, where the Snowy 2.0 construction site is situated and we expect some equipment damage.

A number of buildings were lost at Cabramurra.

“These places are part of Snowy and we will rebuild as quickly as possible,” Mr Broad said.

 “It’s also good to see TransGrid restoring the transmission lines so power from the mighty Snowy can get to homes and businesses.

 “Our sincere thanks go out to all the members of the RFS, CFA and emergency services, including our Snowy employees out volunteering and protecting homes and the community assets. You’re all doing an incredible job and we are grateful for your service.”