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FIRE COMES DANGEROUSLY CLOSE TO HUNTER VALLEY VINEYARD

Meanwhile, in the Hunter Valley, a grass fire edged dangerously close to a vineyard at Pokolbin this afternoon.

Strong winds challenged fire crews, who managed to stop the flames spreading into Casuarina Estate.

The blaze also burned around two major power lines, causing concern.

“We had about ten hectres that it blew out to, at this point in time it is under investigation as to the origin of the fire,” said Mr. Becker.

A total fire ban remains in place in the Hunter.

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After studying a BA in Communication and Journalism at UTS, Georgia moved into health and aged care reporting for three years. She also studied broadcast journalism at California State University, Sacramento and The Australian, Film, Television and Radio School in Sydney. An interest in social business took her to India to direct a series of micro documentaries.

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