South Coast fire upgraded to emergency as conditions deteriorate and crews brace for the worst

Doug Dingwall
Andrew Brown
Lucy Bladen
By Doug Dingwall, Andrew Brown, and Lucy Bladen · Updated December 5 2019 - 7:36pm, first published 7:00am

Firefighters are bracing for the worst as strong and erratic winds exacerbate conditions for crews battling the out-of-control bushfire on the South Coast.

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Doug Dingwall

Doug Dingwall

Public Service Editor

Doug Dingwall is The Canberra Times' Public Service Editor. He writes about government and federal politics, and edits The Public Sector Informant. He has an interest in integrity and industrial relations. Previously he worked at The Examiner in Launceston, where he won a Tasmanian Human Rights Award in 2016 for his reporting. Contact him on doug.dingwall@canberratimes.com.au

Andrew Brown

Andrew Brown

Journalist

I've been part of the Canberra Times since 2016, after reporting at local papers in Sydney's north-west. Since starting at the paper I've had stints on the Sunday Times, on the early morning breaking news round, and now as a general reporter, covering the ins and outs of anything and everything happening in Canberra, with a focus on health.

Lucy Bladen

Lucy Bladen

Reporter Canberra Times

Lucy Bladen has been a journalist at The Canberra Times since 2019. She is an ACT politics and health reporter. Email: l.bladen@canberratimes.com.au

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