• Short Summary

    In Australia, bushfires have been surging through huge areas of farm and bushland in southern New South Wales and South Australia.

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    In Australia, bushfires have been surging through huge areas of farm and bushland in southern New South Wales and South Australia. Some fires were reported burning near the Federal capital city of Canberra, which lies in the Australian Capital Territory, inside New South Wales.

    SYNOPSIS: Three peoples have been killed and millions of dollars worth of damage caused to property and livestock in savage bushfires, blazing out of control in southern New South Wales and South Australia. Five major bushfires sweeping along huge fronts in New South Wales have destroyed homesteads, isolated townships and blackened hundreds of acres of grasslands and shrub. The recent dry summer, one of the hottest in Australia's history, had turned the parched countryside into a delicate tinderbox. Two voluntary fire-fighters died on Thursday (15 February), and a third man was killed when a tree fell onto his car during the evacuation of the small southern township of Sutton. Residents were taken from Sutton and the neighbouring town of Gundaroo, north of the Australian Capital Territory. New South Wales border, and a state of the Mitt??? shire after flames reneged farmlands along a front more than forty kilometres (25 miles) long.

    Reuters reported that army bulldozers worked around the clock to build a massive protective earthen firebreak around one hundred endangered homes in the village of Berrima. Major fires where also burning around the capital the capital city of Canberra, where strong winds fanned the flames.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3IKIPDOOGICFQQZ331EPB458Y
    Media URN:
    VLVA3IKIPDOOGICFQQZ331EPB458Y
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/02/1979
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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