Australia: 'It was like a fire from hell': Devastated residents break down in tears as their houses are destroyed by raging bushfires - believed to have been started on PURPOSE - PressFrom - Australia
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Australia 'It was like a fire from hell': Devastated residents break down in tears as their houses are destroyed by raging bushfires - believed to have been started on PURPOSE

14:40  09 october  2019
14:40  09 october  2019 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

Up to 20 homes lost in NSW bushfires

  Up to 20 homes lost in NSW bushfires Up to 20 homes have been lost as bushfires ravage parts of northern NSW overnight on Tuesday.The blaze at Busbys Flat, south of Casino, was one of two that prompted emergency warnings on Tuesday night.

Fires became more frequent, and fire -loving species—notably eucalypts—greatly expanded their range.[2] It is assumed that a Local authorities provide education and information for residents in bushfire -prone regions regarding the location of current fires ,[14] preservation of life and property[15]

At least four people died in bushfires raging out of control in parts of Western Australia, authorities said Wednesday It is not known if the vehicles crashed or caught fire . "I can also record that at this stage there are three houses " It was the day from hell , it was devastating ," she told national radio.

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Devastated residents were left in tears after returning to their homes to find them completely gutted by fire.

After bush fire tore through the northern New South Wales towns of Busy and Rappsville residents returned on Wednesday to find their homes destroyed.

Resident Brayden Leschingkhol found himself in his home with family and surrounded by fire.

a person wearing a yellow shirt: Devastated residents were left in tears after returning to their homes to find them completely gutted by fire believed to have been started in is described as a 'bastard act'© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Devastated residents were left in tears after returning to their homes to find them completely gutted by fire believed to have been started in is described as a 'bastard act'

He said because of the drought conditions he feared fire fighters wouldn't have enough water to fight the fire.

NSW fires devastate town of Rappville, where residents feared for their lives

  NSW fires devastate town of Rappville, where residents feared for their lives Rappville residents share stories of survival after a bushfire swept through their small community in northern NSW, with one 82-year-old pensioner hiding in his shed in a bid to escape the inferno.Terrified Rappville residents say they feared for their lives as a wall of flames closed in on their tiny northern NSW town yesterday.

Australian city is rightly seen as hardy for rebuilding after the 2009 bushfires , but on their fifth Following weeks of intense heat, hundreds of fires raged across the state of Victoria, on a day that It was virtually wiped out on Black Saturday, the surrounding gumtrees providing ample fuel for the fire .

The Black Saturday bushfires were a series of fires that ignited across the Australian state of Victoria during extreme weather conditions on 7 February 2009.

Fearing he was in the last moments of his life Mr Leschingkhol called his mother.

'I told her I love her and basically told her goodbye. I wouldn't call it a blaze, it was like fire hell, not from this world,' he told 7 News while fighting back tears.

Terry Duncan and his family were caught off guard by the speed of the fire he didn't even have time to get a shirt on before rushing his family to safety.

The fire, which started near Busby before spreading across to neighbouring small town Rappville where more than 200 residents were all impacted by the blaze.

The local pub was the only building untouched by the blaze.

Resident Bridget Roberts returned to find her home completely destroyed by fire leaving her and her daughter devastated.

NSW bushfire that destroyed homes may have been deliberately lit

  NSW bushfire that destroyed homes may have been deliberately lit Out-of-control bushfires raging in northern NSW may have been deliberately lit, authorities have confirmed. Firefighters report up to 30 homes have been damaged or destroyed in the fires, with that number expected to rise as authorities try to gain access to areas that are still cut off to emergency crews. NSW Rural Fire Service incident controller Superintendent Michael Brett told Sky News that the brigade believe at least one of the fires may have been deliberately lit. “Our investigations have come back that something suspicious has happened in that area,” he said.

The 2013 New South Wales bushfires were a series of bushfires in Australia across the state of New South Wales primarily starting , or becoming notable, on 13 October 2013

Australia bushfires death toll may reach 200. Victoria's premier, John Brumby, broke down , saying: " It is just a day I hope in my lifetime I never see repeated." Survivors said the devastated areas looked as though they had been hit by a nuclear bomb, and those who had started the blazes "must

a man and a woman looking at the camera: Terry Duncan (pictured) and his family were caught off guard by the speed of the fire he didn't even have time to get a shirt on before rushing his family to safety© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Terry Duncan (pictured) and his family were caught off guard by the speed of the fire he didn't even have time to get a shirt on before rushing his family to safety

'It broke my heart knowing that there was memories here for her (daughter),' she said.

Carol Duncan's father lives in Rappsville and his home was also completely destroyed by the fire taking with it every single one of his belongings.

She started a GoFundMe with the hopes her father will be able to somehow get back on his feet.

'He left Canberra after experiencing the devastating 2004 bushfires ... and not wanting to go through it again,' Mrs Duncan wrote.

'My Dad is a proud man, but he's a classic pensioner battler. My family will do all we can, but he needs a bit of a hand. I hate asking, but I'd do anything for my Dad.

'He's so distressed and I can't do as much as I wish I could.'

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Richmond Police District Commander, Superintendent Toby Lindsay said detectives will work tirelessly to determine the cause of this blaze.

Marburg locals warned to leave as bushfire closes Warrego Highway

  Marburg locals warned to leave as bushfire closes Warrego Highway Residents of Marburg, a small town west of Ipswich, are being urged to leave now as a bushfire shuts a major highway. Residents of Marburg, a small town west of Ipswich, are being urged to leave now as a b The large fire is near the Warrego Highway at Marburg, and Queensland Fire and Emergency Services warn it could have a significant impact on the community. require(["inlineoutstreamAd", "c.

A few doors down , the Martins’ house was untouched. But they know what it ’s like , having lost their place in a fire before moving to Tathra. Many Tathra residents believe emergency services did a good job with water-bombing equipment, and extra trucks wouldn’t have made much difference as the

Residents of the NSW town of Woodstock are being told to seek shelter as a bushfire bears down on them Firefighters are evacuating residents caught in the middle of a devastating bushfire as the Residents of Bomaderry have been forced to flee as bushfires engulfing the state make their way

'The NSW Police would like to commend the bravery and service of all NSW RFS volunteers, crews from NSW Fire and Rescue and local police for protecting dozens of properties and livestock.

'Strike Force Cleander will leave no stone unturned so we can provide answers for the rural communities impacted by this disaster.'

NSW Rural Fire Service Deputy Commissioner Rob Rogers said crews will continue to remain on the ground for the foreseeable future to bring the blaze under control.

a sunset over a fire: An evacuation centre was established and is being maintained by the Northern Rivers Emergency Operations Centre for residents impacted by nearby fires© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited An evacuation centre was established and is being maintained by the Northern Rivers Emergency Operations Centre for residents impacted by nearby fires 'Cooler conditions are on the way for the area in the next 48-hours which will assist our crews greatly.

'With the Busbys Flat blaze now merging with the nearby Long Gully Road fire, we are urging all residents to have their bush fire survival plan ready.

An evacuation centre was established and is being maintained by the Northern Rivers Emergency Operations Centre for residents impacted by nearby fires.

The evacuation centre remains open at St Mary's Catholic College one Canterbury Street in Casino.

Northern NSW fires destroyed 64 homes .
The Rural Fire Service says 64 homes were destroyed in the northern NSW bushfires last week, which also claimed the lives of an elderly couple.Firefighters have confirmed 64 homes were razed in bushfires that swept through northern NSW last week, with more than 150 outbuildings also destroyed.

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