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Hunter Valley Fires

2018-11-23 07:21
Fire crews battled strong winds as bushfires burned out of control in New South Wales’ Hunter Region on Thursday, November 22. On Friday morning, the NSW Rural Fire Service posted footage of the ongoing fire, saying they were continuing to battle the blaze in Salt Ash. They said the fire, which was burning in several areas due to strong winds, was expected to continue throughout the afternoon. They urged residents to take shelter as the fire approached. The plane, known as “Gaia”, is seen dropping water onto the blaze. An emergency warning had been issued for residents in the suburb of Salt Ash at 4:30 pm Thursday to seek shelter as the fire front arrived. The fire service said it was too late for people to leave. The NSW RFS said on Friday firefighters were continuing to battle the fire near homes in Salt Ash in face of hot and windy conditions. Credit: New South Wales Rural Fire Service and Out & About Photography via Storyful