Terrible bushfires across NSW Sydney
Several forest fires threaten some houses in the cities of New South Wales, Forster and Tuncurry. More than 65 lights get out of control across the state, with many destructive containment lines in strong and bitter winds. On the north coast a fire that began a week ago in Minimbah crossed the river and began to move towards Tuncurry, where more than 6,000 people live. The farmers said it looked and sounded like Armageddon, plants literally melted and exploded because of the fire. They add, saving their homes would be impossible without emergency services. NSW RFS deputy commissioner Rob Rogers informed the arid, heat and gusty conditions had meant fires across NSW were doing exceptional things usually reserved before summer.