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Effects of Heat and Continuous Haines

The over the summer period there is a marked increase in the number of volunteers being treated for Heat Related Effects.

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New heatwave service to forecast extreme heat events

The Bureau of Meteorology is now piloting a new heatwave service to forecast the onset of extreme heat events.

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Twenty years on since the 1994 fires - Seven News Flashback

This month marks two significant anniversaries for the NSW RFS – the tragic January 1994 bush fires which affected large parts of the state, and the January 2013 bush fires which are still having long-lasting effects on local communities.

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Heatwave increases fire risk

Heat wave conditions will be encountered across most of NSW in coming days and this will increase the fire risk across much of the state.

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$100,000 injected into bushfire recovery

Blue Mountains GazetteThe Blue Mountains bushfire recovery received a $100,000 boost last week when the Commonwealth Bank made major donations to the Rural Fire Service and Habitat for Humanity.

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State Mine Fire inquiry

A commission of inquiry started in Sydney on Monday 9th December to determine how a Department of Defense training exercise sparked a major bushfire in the Blue Mountains.

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State Mine Fire Out

The State Mine Fire, which started in the Lithgow local government area and burnt through Blue Mountains and Hawkesbury local government areas has been extinguished.

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Blue Mountains Bush Fire Emergency from 17-10-2013 to 29-10-2013

There were three major fires across the Blue Mountains during October of 2013. Below is some of the media coverage of these fires.

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Skycranes ready for action

Two skycranes have been tasked to NSW for the current fire season.

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Tour of NSW RFS State Operations

A channel seven reporter was taken for an extensive tour of the state operations in homebush.

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