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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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Initial assessment of Winmalee and Springwood areas

An initial assessment of properties has been completed in the Springwood and Winmalee areas today.

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Fire investigation results - Salt Ash

 Preliminary investigations by NSW RFS fire investigators on the Brownes Road fire at Salt Ash, have determined the fire started as a result of powerlines arcing in the high winds yesterday.

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Extreme fire danger for parts of NSW - prepare now

The NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) has confirmed parts of the state, including Sydney, Illawarra/Shoalhaven and the Hunter, will experience Extreme fire danger tomorrow.

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Extreme Fire Weather Forecast

NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) is urging the public to prepare and be vigilant this Thursday with extreme fire weather forecast for Greater Sydney and the Central and Northern areas of the State.

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Statement - volunteer charged with arson offences

The NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) has immediately suspended a volunteer member, charged with arson offences on the Central Coast.

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Statement - cause of two recent fires

The NSW Rural Fire Service has released the results of preliminary investigations into two recent fires.

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RFS member awarded for innovative use of social media

Facebook is helping the NSW Rural Fire Service overcome the 'tyranny of distance' thanks to the work of Inspector Robyn Favelle and the Barrier Range Brigade.

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Fire Investigation Results Released

The NSW Rural Fire Service, together with the NSW Police Force, released investigation findings for the four fires in Sydney's west on Tuesday 10 September 2013.

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RFS volunteers receive national honour

Six NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) members have been awarded Australian Fire Service Medals (AFSM) to recognise their dedication and hard work.

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