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What were the Blue Mountains bush fires like? 
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"We were up against it"

A fire on 17 October 2013 in Mt York fire in the Blue Mountains moved so quickly that residents and firefighters had no time to evacuate.



Imagine you were at this fire. What can you see and hear?

Hey Firestormers!

Learn the lessons about the different ways houses can be vulnerable to bush fires.

  • Fighting fires,
  • Fire fighters,
  • Respond,
  • People,
  • Environment


One year on from the 2019/2020 summer catastrophic bushfires, the Central Coast Council took time to say ‘thank you’ to the volunteers, frontline workers and residents who helped to protect the community and give back during one of the most devastating natural disasters the Coast has ever seen. The bush fires of summer 2019/20 will leave a lasting impact on us all. As we hear the unique stories of 15 courageous locals who gave so much during this time, one common theme shines through: the strength, resilience and spirit of the Central Coast community.

A bush fire can be a dangerous and volatile situation.

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