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What were the Sir Ivan bush fires like? 
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As bad as it gets

The forecast for the weekend of Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 February was 'as bad as it gets'. Severe fire danger would be experienced across many areas on Saturday, worsening to Catastrophic conditions on the Sunday. At lunchtime on Saturday, Sir Ivan was first detected.

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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.
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