28 homes lost in New South Wales fire in Australia

Photo from one of the aircraft working on the Redbank North Fire NE of Coonabarabran Credit: New South Wales Rural Fire Service

This image from the New South Wales Rural Fire Service was taken by one of the aircraft working on the Redbank North Fire NE of Coonabarabran.

The fire service reported that 28 homes have been confirmed as lost in the Wambelong Fire near Coonabarabran.

The number has since risen to 33 homes.

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Man dies in Australia wildfires

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