A 10-hectare fire has been sparked by powerlines at a private property at Bingie Rd, Bingie on Thursday, August 22, RFS says.
RFS spokesperson Marty Webster said eight vehicles, 20 personnel and a Fire and Rescue unit were containing the fire.
"We're confident we've got it under control," Mr Webster said.
"We'll be there for a while. It's going to be a bit awkward to wrap up, there's a lot of work for the crews to do."
He said while it was windy, the firies had "good strategies" to cope with the situation.
Mr Webster said powerlines was the cause of the fire, and an Essential Energy crew was heading out to the scene.
He said there were no threats to people, property or animals and no effects on traffic.
At about 12pm, Essential Energy said 135 people were without power in Bingie.
"Essential Energy is currently responding to an unplanned power outage affecting 135 customers in Bingie," South-Eastern operations manager Darren Basterfield said.
He said network protection equipment was activated at around 9.33am to isolate supply to the area.
Local crews had been dispatched and would work as quickly as safety allowed to restore supply.
"The cause of the power outage is being investigated," he said.
Essential Energy recommends the following when near fallen powerlines:
- Always stay at least eight metres away from a powerline on the ground, objects in contact with wires, or a low hanging powerline.
- Do not touch the line or object in contact with it. Always assume it is live and report it to Essential Energy on 13 20 80 as soon as possible.
- Also stay away from anything that may be in contact with the line, such as fences or trees, as they are conductors of electricity. Be aware that electricity can arc to surrounding objects and possibly you if you are too close. You can be seriously injured without actually touching the powerline.
Eurobodalla crews were also called to a fire at Nerrigundah on August 22.
The Bureau of Meteorology warned gale force and strong winds would affect parts of south-east NSW, including Batemans Bay to Eden.