NSW bushfires destroy 32 homes, as tally rises

The NSW Rural Fire Service says 32 homes and 88 outbuildings have been destroyed by blazes at Tingha and Tabulam, in the state's north.

At least 120 homes and outbuildings have been destroyed and dozens more damaged by bushfires .

Teams of assessors have been touring around Tingha and Tabulam, where three huge blazes have ripped through a combined 74,000 hectares of bushland since early last week.

A burnt out property in Tingha.
A burnt out property in Tingha. Source: AAP


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The NSW Rural Fire Service said 32 houses have so far been destroyed and 21 homes damaged.

A further 88 outbuildings were destroyed and 31 damaged.

More than 700 homes and structures remained untouched, the RFS said.

"Teams will continue their work over coming days," it tweeted on Tuesday.

The three fires remain at Advice level, however crews are still fighting the blazes from the ground and air.


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Published 19 February 2019 at 9:48am