Namadgi bushfire: Why you may get emergency alert messages even if you're not near the fire

Andrew Brown
Updated January 28 2020 - 12:09pm, first published 12:00pm

People who don't live in areas immediately at risk of a bushfire threat may still receive emergency text alerts about the blaze and evacuation measures, fire authorities say.

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Andrew Brown

Andrew Brown


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.

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