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Face-to-face bushfire recovery support is available for individuals, families, farmers and businesses in Glengarry (Walgett Shire Council).

📌Glengarry Miners Association Building, Grawin Opal Fields, Cumborah (near Glengarry Hilton)
📆 Wednesday 29 November 10am – 3pm
📆 Thursday 30 November 10am – 3pm

You’ll be able to access accommodation advice, financial assistance, support for businesses and referral services.

These organisations and services will be at the Recovery Centre –
✅ Service NSW
✅ The Salvation Army Australia
✅ Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia

If you’re unable to attend this service, immediate assistance is available to anyone impacted by the bushfires. Call Service NSW on 13 77 88, Monday to Friday between 7am and 7pm, to see what support is available to you or visit www.service.nsw.gov.au/guide/bushfire-preparation-and-recovery

For up-to-date locations, dates and times, please visit: www.service.nsw.gov.au/services/recovery-centresFace-to-face bushfire recovery support is available for individuals, families, farmers and businesses in Glengarry (Walgett Shire Council).

📌Glengarry Miners Association Building, Grawin Opal Fields, Cumborah (near Glengarry Hilton)
📆 Wednesday 29 November 10am – 3pm
📆 Thursday 30 November 10am – 3pm

You’ll be able to access accommodation advice, financial assistance, mental health and wellbeing support, support for businesses and referral services.

These organisations and services will be at the Recovery Centre –
✅ Service NSW
✅ NSW Health
✅ The Salvation Army Australia
✅ Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia

If you’re unable to attend this service, immediate assistance is available to anyone impacted by the bushfires. Call Service NSW on 13 77 88, Monday to Friday between 7am and 7pm, to see what support is available to you or visit www.service.nsw.gov.au/guide/bushfire-preparation-and-recovery

For up-to-date locations, dates and times, please visit: www.service.nsw.gov.au/services/recovery-centres
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Face-to-face bushfire recovery support is available for individuals, families, farmers and businesses in Glengarry (Walgett Shire Council).  
  
📌Glengarry Miners Association Building, Grawin Opal Fields, Cumborah (near Glengarry Hilton) 
📆 Wednesday 29 November 10am – 3pm 
📆 Thursday 30 November 10am – 3pm 

You’ll be able to access accommodation advice, financial assistance, support for businesses and referral services.  
  
These organisations and services will be at the Recovery Centre –  
✅ Service NSW 
✅ The Salvation Army Australia 
✅ Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia 

If you’re unable to attend this service, immediate assistance is available to anyone impacted by the bushfires. Call Service NSW on 13 77 88, Monday to Friday between 7am and 7pm, to see what support is available to you or visit https://www.service.nsw.gov.au/guide/bushfire-preparation-and-recovery  

For up-to-date locations, dates and times, please visit: www.service.nsw.gov.au/services/recovery-centres

👍A massive thank you to all involved in controlling the Hudson Fire complex.

❤️Thank you to Captain Leo Fransen who lost his life while trying to contain the fires.

👍Thank you to all our local RFS crews, North West Zone Rural Fire Service, Lightning Ridge Rural Fire Brigade Lightning ridge rfs your rural fire service, Cumborah, Walgett, Glengarry and Grawin, for working tirelessly over the past few weeks attending multiple fires and for their hard work, day and night, during this Hudson Fire.

👍Thank you to NSW Rural Fire Service, Fire and Rescue NSW, and NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service for sending crews from all over the state to help contain the fires.

👍Thank you to SES crews, Forestry crews and of course the Ambulance and Paramedics who assisted all week.

👍Thank you to all the heavy plant operators who put their bodies on the line to put in containment lines through heavy scrub with the fire burning next to their windows.

👍Thank you to the pubs on the fields for catering and holding the staging areas for all crews and residents.

👍Thank you to all the residents who moved to safer ground, as hard as it would have been to leave your homes.

👍Thank you to the community for offering support whether it was housing, a fundraiser, food, water, toiletries, or any supplies to those in need.

👍Just an all-round THANK YOU to everyone who helped out and supported the community in a time of need. You are all very much appreciated.
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📣All are welcome to the community briefing at Glengarry Hilton on Sunday at 3:30pm.
‼️If you are visiting your camp to assess damage, please take utmost care as you travel around. Plenty of trees are still burning and smoking and can fall without warning.
🚒RFS crews will continue to patrol the burnt area in the mop-up activities over the next week.A post impact community meeting will be held tomorrow, Sunday 19 November 2023, to update residents on the Hudson Fire and recovery.

The community meeting will be located at the:
✅ Glengarry Hilton - Grawin, Opal Fields Rd at 3:30pm tomorrow afternoon.

Representatives from the RFS, NSW Reconstruction Authority and Walgett Shire Council will be available to provide information. For more information, visit the Hazards Near Me app and #RFS website: www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/fire-information/major-fire-updates/mfu?id=11853

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📣All are welcome to the community briefing at Glengarry Hilton on Sunday at 3:30pm.
‼️If you are visiting your camp to assess damage, please take utmost care as you travel around. Plenty of trees are still burning and smoking and can fall without warning.
🚒RFS crews will continue to patrol the burnt area in the mop-up activities over the next week.

Fire affected landholders can call the Agriculture and Animal Services Hotline on 1800 814 647 to request animal assessment and welfare assistance, veterinary advice and if required, euthanasia and burial.

We encourage you to continue monitoring the situation around you using the Hazards Near Me app and the NSW Rural Fire Service website – brnw.ch/21wErTG

Please note the above hotline is for fire related requests only. Drought affected landholders should still call Local Land Services on 1300 795 299 for assistance.

If you are feeling distressed, Lifeline is available to support you by calling 13 11 14.

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Thank you for your committed service, Leo.
Our sympathies are with the family, friends and crew members surrounding him.Yesterday afternoon, Captain Leo Fransen was tragically struck by a tree whilst fighting the Hudson Fire in the Walgett LGA. Crew members immediately offered initial treatment until ambulance paramedics arrived. He was then transported to the Lightning Ridge health facility where, unfortunately, he passed away.

Leo was part of a strike team that had been sent to the area from the Mid Coast and was on its first day of deployment. The team had been battling the fire in and around the small mining community of Glengarry.

Captain Leonardus (Leo) Jacobus Fransen was an enthusiastic and committed life member of the Diamond Beach Rural Fire Brigade, which he joined in 2010.

This will have a significant impact on his brigade, his district and the wider RFS family.

The RFS are providing support to his family including his wife Margaret, daughter Julia, son Paul and his extended family, as well as his fellow members.

His passing will be deeply felt across the RFS, but Leo’s ultimate sacrifice demonstrates the daily risks faced by our firefighters. He will continue to inspire his fellow members and form part of our enduring memory.
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Thank you for your committed service, Leo.
Our sympathies are with the family, friends and crew members surrounding him.

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UPDATE 5:06pm: The fire continues to burn in a north easterly direction towards Grawin and is now impacting properties in the area of Glengarry. If you are in the Glengarry area, you are in danger. It is now too late to leave. Seek shelter inside a solid structure. If you are in the Grawin area and your plan is to leave or you are not prepared, leave now towards Lightning Ridge.

Watch and Act: Hudson Fire (Walgett LGA) - Prepare now Glengarry and Grawin.

Crews are working to control the Hudson Fire burning approximately 70km north west of Walgett and 50km south west of Lightning Ridge.

Fire activity has increased and the fire has crossed the eastern containment line to the south west of the Glengarry Village. The fire continues to burn in an east and north easterly direction towards the Morendah Plains and the Glengarry village. Those in the area of Glengarry and Grawin should prepare now.

Stay up to date on bush fires in your area by checking Hazards Near Me app, the RFS website www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/fnm, listening to your local radio station, or by calling the RFS Bush Fire Information Line on 1800 679 737.

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