One firefighter dies, two injured in Australian bushfire


An Australian volunteer firefighter has been killed with two other crew members injured after their truck rolled over when it was hit by extreme winds amid raging bushfires.

The volunteer was travelling through Jingelling after a shift battling blazes in Green Valley, about 70km east of Albury on the border of NSW and Victoria.

This brings the death toll in Australia’s most recent bushfires to 10.

Two other firefighters died on December 19 after a tree fell on their truck while they were travelling through Buxton, south of Sydney. Both men were young fathers and had volunteered with the Horsley Park Rural Fire Service brigade for more than a decade.

As many as 11 emergency fire warnings were in place in the state of Victoria, where conditions were expected to become extreme overnight, while fires were also threatening South Australia and Tasmania.


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