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AustraliaPM assures fire-ravaged Qld of support

14:50  07 september  2019
14:50  07 september  2019 Source:

Man in custody after Sydney house fire and assault

Man in custody after Sydney house fire and assault A man is in custody after a house fire in Sydney's north-west early this morning. Emergency services were called to a property on Tallawong Road in Rouse Hill just before 1am. On arrival, police went to the rear of the property and found a 40-year-old man. When they attempted to stop him from re-entering the burning house, he allegedly became aggressive and armed himself with a knife. © 9News Emergency crews were called to a house fire in Rouse Hill this morning where a man was arrested for allegedly trying to re-enter the house and assaulting a fire crew member.

Fire support is defined by the United States Department of Defense as " Fires that directly support land, maritime, amphibious, and special operations forces to engage enemy forces, combat formations, and facilities in pursuit of tactical and operational objectives."

Queensland has offered to send fire crews and other assistance to bushfire- ravaged Tasmania, and also stand He said Queensland fire crews could be sent to Tasmania immediately if needed. Queensland is providing planning support to the NSW State Emergency Service, with that state

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has assured fire-ravaged Queensland communities they'll get the support to fight the bushfires and recover from the devastation.

At least 15 homes have been lost to fires that ravaged southern Queensland amid wind gusts of up to 90km/h.

Since Thursday, bushfires have destroyed 11 homes in the Sarabah area, inland from the Gold Coast, and a home near Mareeba in north Queensland.

Three homes and four other structures were lost in the border towns of Applethorpe and Stanthorpe overnight, where fires forced hundreds of evacuations.

Mr Morrison assured the communities on Saturday they would get all the support they needed to deal with the fires, and in the recovery that takes place afterwards.

"Particularly there at Binna Burra and Stanthorpe, I think there are going to be some challenges there and we'll be there to work with the state government to get it done," he told ABC Southern Queensland.

There were 69 fires burning across the state on Saturday.

Fire rages through upper floor of St Kilda apartment block.
MFB crews went to the Dalgety Street address after 'panicked' calls were received by its triple zero call centre.

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