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76 year old Diamond Beach firefighter killed by tree at Walgett blaze

Tributes have flowed for a firefighter from the mid north coast… killed by a falling tree while battling a blaze near Walgett, west of Narrabri.

75-year-old Leo Fransen, a captain at the Diamond Beach brigade, was today remembered as a committed member of the Rural Fire Service.

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Nakita Jager

Nakita Jager is a reporter from Newcastle and began her journalism career at the ABC at Newcastle and Wagga Wagga. Nakita spent more than a year at Tamworth NBN News, she's now located in Taree.

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