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Balgownie man charged with allegedly starting a bushfire on Wednesday

POLICE responding to a paraglider trapped in a tree at Balgownie yesterday, have arrested a man who allegedly started a fire in nearby bushland. The man was arrested after police and the Police Rescue Squad went to the assistance of a 61-year-old man who had crashed into a tree in Tucker Avenue, Balgownie, about 2pm … Continue reading

‘State of emergency’ as the Illawarra prepares for ‘catastrophic fire danger’

THE fire danger in the Illawarra tomorrow is expected to be worse than originally forecast with the mercury to soar into the mid to high 30s. The NSW Premier, Gladys Berejiklian has declared a state of emergency for seven days starting immediately as bushfires rage across the state. As a result a ‘catastrophic fire danger’ … Continue reading

Madden’s Plain fire extinguished

INQUIRIES are underway after fires broke out in the Royal National Park on Saturday night. Emergency services were called to Bottle Forest Road at Heathcote about 7.20pm on Saturday after up to six small fires were spotted in bushland. Police were assisted by the Dog Unit and police airwing, Polair, while Rural Fire Services crews … Continue reading

Appeal after Royal National Park fires

POLICE are appealing for witnesses following a bushfire in the Royal National Park earlier this month. emergency services responded to a fire near the shores of South West Arm in the Royal National Park about 11am on Saturday August 17. The fire was extinguished by NSW Rural Fire Service on Tuesday August 20, and a … Continue reading

F6 re-opens after Bulli Tops blaze

NORTHBOUND lanes on the F6 have been reopened between Bulli Tops and Helensburgh following bushfires that closed the freeway overnight. The F6 is now fully open in both directions. A reduced speed limit of 80kmh has been put in place on a 2km section of the freeway to allow a clean up of the site. … Continue reading

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