Bushfires 2012


Volunteers to heal wounds

Volunteers to heal wounds

BlazeAid volunteers help with more than just fencing, according to coordinator Laurie Dawson.  

Recovery will take years

Recovery will take years

BlazeAid volunteers will begin replacing fences on Monday, but the recovery is just getting started.  

Bushfire damage claims at $28.5m

Bushfire damage claims at $28.5m

Insured losses for the NSW bushfires had reached $28.5 million from 1200 claims by Monday, the Insurance Council of Australia (ICA) has said.  

Family home spared in brush with Sir Ivan

Family home spared in brush with Sir Ivan

A father and his two daughters are counting their blessings after their family home on the outskirts of Leadville was spared from the Sir Ivan Fire.  

In fire’s frontline

In fire’s frontline

George Simmons of Leadville has been a member of the Rural Fire Service (RFS) for 25 years but said no amount of experience can prepare someone for a fire like Sir Ivan.  

Small group drives appeal

Small group drives appeal

A Dunedoo resident said it felt like the end of the world as the severity of the Sir Ivan Fire became evident to families as they attended the Dunedoo Show this month.  

Help them rebuild, restock: Coulton

Help them rebuild, restock: Coulton

Farmers who lost fences and stock in the catastrophic fires near Dunedoo earlier this month should get low-interest loans to help them recover, argues federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton.  

Gifts of hope from far away | Video

Gifts of hope from far away | Video

Six days ago Lisa Martin of Scone assisted her sister in Merriwa with her animals during the Sir Ivan Fire. The scenes were so devastating she decided then and there to support those affected by the fire.  

Intensity of fire alters weather

Intensity of fire alters weather

A Rural Fire Service (RFS) spokesperson said the Sir Ivan Fire was burning in catastrophic fire conditions so intense that it turned pyro-convective.  



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