Brigades battling horror blazes

Local firefighters continue efforts at NSW emergency

AS dire fire conditions continue in NSW, CFA brigades from the North East and across the state will continue offering support leading into Christmas.

The Rural Fire Service (RFS) announced yesterday there were 80 fires burning across NSW with 35 yet to be contained and total fire bans for nine areas.

CFA District 23 operational officer Trevor Ebbels said local CFA will keep providing resources to NSW as long as they can and are sending further strike teams from throughout Victoria including five tankers and personnel to the Batemans Bay area in NSW.

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