Bawley Point firefighter says South Coast bushfires are 'like a living creature'

Doug Dingwall
Updated December 5 2019 - 12:36pm, first published 4:30am

An exhausted Bawley Point fire captain Charlie Magnuson remembers the terror he felt as he saved a mate on Tuesday from a fire surrounding a Termeil property.

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Doug Dingwall

Doug Dingwall

Parliamentary bureau chief

Doug Dingwall is The Canberra Times' parliamentary bureau chief. He writes about government and federal politics, and has an interest in integrity, industrial relations and foreign affairs. Previously he worked at The Examiner in Launceston, where he won a Tasmanian Human Rights Award for his reporting. Contact him on

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