From fire to flood: how one rare weather system lifted the hopes of thousands

Updated February 15 2020 - 6:24am, first published February 14 2020 - 12:30pm

They were the six official words that everyone across New South Wales had so desperately wanted to hear this summer: "The fire is set to out".

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Peter Brewer


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