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FIREFIGHTERS REMIND LOCALS TO BE VIGILANT AS WE AWAIT RAIN

Firefighters are reminding locals to be vigilant as the region awaits rain.

Late yesterday, a small grassfire took hold near homes at Nemingha.

It’s understood to have started after welding sparks got away.

“Given the conditions we need everyone to sort of take the most precautions, the best precautions that they can. It’s very dry as you can see, as everyone knows,” Steve McDonald, Tamworth Fire and Rescue.

The blaze was soon extinguished, with firefighters also taking the time to rescue some local wildlife…

Saying they don’t discriminate when defending people, property or animals from fire.

“Firefighter O’Shea tends to have a bit of a knack for finding animals, he rescued a dog from a house fire we had the other week in West Tamworth, so it’s becoming a bit of a specialty of his.”

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About Amelia Bernasconi

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Hailing from Scone in the Upper Hunter, Amelia is based at our North West bureau in Tamworth. She joined NBN News in June, 2017 and graduated with a Bachelor of Communications (Journalism) from Charles Sturt University later that year.

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