Residents in Canberra's south prepare for Namadgi fire to approach

Doug Dingwall
Lucy Bladen
Updated January 29 2020 - 6:48am, first published January 28 2020 - 11:30pm

Residents in Canberra's most southern suburbs prepared for ember attacks and loaded their cars in case they needed to escape quickly as the Orroral Valley fire raged on Tuesday.

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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

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:

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