NSW Fires Rip Through Several Properties Overnight
Several homes have been destroyed by fire as a large blaze ripped through the New South Wales south coast overnight.
The NSW Rural Fire Service have confirmed that homes have been burned down but are yet to confirm how many.
They have confirmed that no one has been reported missing.
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“The good news is there are no reports at the moment of anyone missing, which is good to hear, but we’ve got to confirm that everybody is OK in those areas because there’s a lot of scattered properties firefighters were struggling to get in to,” RFS commissioner Rob Rogers told Nine’s Today Show.
Despite rain and a cool southerly breeze bringing some relief overnight, the fire is still considered out of control.
While fire crews are still working to contain the blaze, the bushfire warning has been downgraded to “watch and act”.
The fire has burned through at least 5,000 hectares as firefighters still work to contain the Bega Valley fires.
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