South Coast residents band together to save homes but some likely lost in bushfire

Doug Dingwall
Updated December 21 2019 - 11:12pm, first published 11:00pm

As the Currowan bushfire approached his property on Jindelara Creek Road on Saturday, Michael Weekes was about to seek shelter in his house and call triple zero, when a NSW Rural Fire Service unit from Wreck Bay arrived to help.

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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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