Response to ‘Black Sunday’ fires one of the worst we’ve seen, Firefighters say

Sydney Morning Herald

By Paul Bibby, Court Reporter, November 10, 2014

The attempt to control the “Black Sunday” bushfires that destroyed scores of homes and thousands of animals in northern NSW last year was described by firefighters as “one of the worst large-scale firefighting efforts they had been involved in”, the NSW Coroner’s Court has heard.

The Wambelong fire destroyed 53 homes and tens of thousands of hectares in January 2013 when it was sparked in the Warrumbungle National Park, near Coonabarabran.

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