The large fire burning north-west of Batemans Bay may be remote but it is deadly serious.
A section 44 emergency has been declared, not because it is threatening lives and property right now, but because it has the potential to do so if conditions worsen.
While it burns in inaccessible country, all firefighters can do is strengthen containment lines ahead of any major wind shifts.
The section 44 declaration gives the Rural Fire Service the power to enter lands and do whatever is necessary to contain the fire.
This includes backburning and construction of fire breaks and containment lines.
Should winds shift dramatically - as they did on Tuesday when the cold front swept up the coast - the fire has the potential to threaten more homes.
A day after the fire broke out, a north-easterly wind change saw it pushed back to the south-west, towards the Western Distributor Road and remote properties on Currowan Creek.
If the wind changes again it could move in a north easterly direction, again threatening properties in Brooman.
In the worst case scenario it could get into the Budawang Range behind Ulladulla.
The challenge is to prevent the blaze morphing into a monster like so many of the fires that have been ravaging the Mid-North and North coasts.
So far this season, we've been relatively lucky in our region.
The series of fires that broke out on Tuesday near Nelligen, Shallow Crossing and finally, the large blaze now known as the Currowan fire, are testing resources in the Eurobodalla and Shoalhaven Shires and smoking out the region.
Taia Campbell's picture sums up the conditions.
The arrival of summer next week means the situation is going to get worse before it gets better.
Our firefighting crews, from whatever agency they represent, will need all the support we can give them.
Far South Coast residents who have had trouble breathing face many more weeks of dust and smoke, with the Bureau of Meteorology's summer outlook predicting drier, warmer conditions than normal on the coast.
The worry is that this extended fire season will become the new normal as it has in California.
We need to steel ourselves for that eventuality.