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Statement - State of Emergency

The New South Wales Premier has formally revoked the State of Emergency which was declared on 20 October 2013 to assist firefighting efforts in the recent bush fires.

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Statement - David Black

The pilot killed during firefighting operations on the NSW South Coast last week has been honoured with a posthumous award for his work in protecting the community

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Funeral of the late David Black

On behalf of Rebal Ag - The family of the late David Black have extended their thanks to the many friends, colleagues and well-wishers for all the support they have received since David's tragic death while fighting fires near Ulladulla on the 24

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Calling on all Blue Mountains bushfire affected residents

On behalf of Blue Mountains City Council The Blue Mountains Bushfire Recovery Centre have called for residents with destroyed and damaged properties to attend tonight's Public Meeting at Winmalee High School so they can be informed of health and safety issues on their property, including asbestos.

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The Late David Black

Issued on behalf of Rebel Ag: The Black family and Directors and Staff of Rebel Ag regret to advise the tragic loss of Managing Director and Chief Pilot, David Black on Thursday morning, 24 October 2013.

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Statement - Aircraft Crash

The NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) can confirm the crash of an aircraft a short time ago, west of Ulladulla.

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Statement - State Mine Fire Investigation

Investigations by NSW RFS fire investigators have determined the State Mine fire near Lithgow was started as a result of live ordnance exercises on Marrangaroo Army Range.

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Update - Damage Assessment

More than 200 properties have now been confirmed destroyed following this week's fires.

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Update - Winmalee and Springwood areas

A further assessment of properties has been completed in the Springwood and Winmalee areas.

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Total fire bans until further notice

Total fire bans have been declared in four areas until further notice, due to the large number of uncontained fires, and forecast deteriorating conditions in coming days.

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