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HOT SPOTS MAIN FOCUS FOR REST OF THE WEEK

Fire crews are still monitoring conditions…as the Tomago bushfire continues to burn – five days since it broke out. Today, crews from the RFS crews and National Parks and Wildlife, used thermal imaging cameras to identify and potential hot spots. Conditions are expected to worsen in the coming days as temperatures increase. (VISION ONLY)

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ALLEGED BREAK AND ENTER IN ISLINGTON

A 33-year-old man has been charged following an alleged break and enter near Newcastle overnight. Police will allege a man broke into a home in Anderton Street, Islington around 1am. It’s believed a handbag, wallet, car keys and a Nissan Navara 4WD were allegedly stolen. The vehicle was recovered in Broadmeadow, and the man was arrested nearby after a short pursuit on foot. He was taken to Newcastle Police Station and charged with a number of offences. He was refused bail and is due to appear before Newcastle Local Court today.

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M1 REOPENS AFTER FATAL TRUCK CRASH AND FIRE

A man has been confirmed dead following yesterday’s horrific truck crash and fire on the M1 in Lake Macquarie. Around 12.50pm, three trucks collided, including a fuel tanker, resulting in a large explosion and fire. All trucks and a car were destroyed in the blaze. Two drivers were uninjured and taken to hospital for mandatory testing, while a third suffered minor burns. The male driver of a semi-trailer died at the scene, and is yet to be formally identified. The fire also sparked a bushfire near Cooranbong, which RFS crews now have under control. All lanes on the M1 have now been reopened.

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