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'How long is your luck going to last?' Bushfire assault leaves NSW towns shaken

'How long is your luck going to last?' Bushfire assault leaves NSW towns shaken

On Wednesday in Hillville, just outside the mid-north coast town of Taree, spot fires seemed to break out at will. A strong wind picked up on Wednesday morning, pushing the fire that has burned more than 20,000 hectares in this area to the north-west and threatening homes. Even as fire crews and helicopters attacked the blaze, embers flew over the

Waterbomber Dumps Pink Fire Retardant Over Threatened Homes in Sydney Suburbs

Waterbomber Dumps Pink Fire Retardant Over Threatened Homes in Sydney Suburbs

Firefighters worked to contain an emergency-level blaze at Turramurra, in Sydney’s northern suburbs, that was threatening properties amid "catastrophic " fire conditions across New South Wales on November 12. Authorities were investigating whether the fire, which came close to homes on Kissing Point Road and injured a firefighter, was deliberately

RAW: Firefighters quickly extinguish South Turramurra fire

RAW: Firefighters quickly extinguish South Turramurra fire

Supplied video obtained Tuesday, November 12, 2019, showing firefighters from the Berowra Rural Fire Brigade extinguishing a fire near Canoon Road, South Turramurra. (AAP VIDEO/Supplied/Berowra Rural Fire Brigade)

Saved from catastrophe but still on alert

Saved from catastrophe but still on alert

November 12, 2019. Retardant seen on houses on Canoon rd and Barwon avenue in South Turramurra. Parts of NSW are facing catastrophic bushfire danger, with residents in bushland areas told to leave early rather than wait. (AAP Video/Dan Himbrechts) But with 12 fires at emergency level and a southerly buster whipping up the coast and into the fire grounds

South Turramurra: Sydney suburb in the pink after surviving bushfire emergency

South Turramurra: Sydney suburb in the pink after surviving bushfire emergency

Douglas Greening was chatting with a neighbour outside his Turramurra home when he heard the bushes crackling. A glance up at the thick scrub that surrounds the affluent Sydney suburb told him all he needed to know. The bushfires had come to Sydney, on the worst possible day – a day of catastrophic fire danger . “We looked up and rang triple-0 straight

‘Sheer stupidity’: Unbelievable fire activity

‘Sheer stupidity’: Unbelievable fire activity

November 12, 2019. Retardant seen on houses on Canoon rd and Barwon Ave in South Turramurra. Parts of NSW are facing catastrophic bushfire danger, with residents in bushland areas told to leave early rather than wait. (AAP Video/Dan Himbrechts) Civil Aviation Safety Authority spokesman Peter Gibson slammed the use of a personal drone on Monday night

RAW: Turramurra homes covered in fire retardant

RAW: Turramurra homes covered in fire retardant

November 12, 2019. Retardant seen on houses on Canoon rd and Barwon avenue in South Turramurra. Parts of NSW are facing catastrophic bushfire danger, with residents in bushland areas told to leave early rather than wait. (AAP Video/Dan Himbrechts)