RFS CONFIRM 15 HOMES LOST IN DRAKE BUSHFIRE

15 homes have been destroyed in a ferocious bushfire still burning at Drake, while another has been lost at Mount McKenzie Road near Tenterfield.

A watch and act warning remains in place at the Long Gully Road blaze .. Which has burnt through more than 60,000 hectares.

Further south and seven homes have been gutted in the Bees Nest fire near Armidale.

While two home have been lost in the Shark Creek bush fire near Yamba.

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Samantha Poate is a reporter, producer and web producer for NBN News in Newcastle. After completing a BA in Communication and Journalism at Charles Sturt University in 2016, Samantha moved to Northern New South Wales where she worked for News Corp. Samantha joined the NBN News team in 2018, working as a journalist in the Lismore Bureau.