The ACT's worst bushfire in 17 years is officially out

Andrew Brown
Updated February 27 2020 - 7:21pm, first published 1:00pm

To the people of northern Canberra dozens of kilometres from the Orroral Valley bushfire, sufficiently alarmed by strident warning messages to be packing "go bags" at their front doors, the Emergency Services Commissioner makes no apologies.

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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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