Aussie fires nearing home of local woman

Aussie fires nearing home of local woman
A 30-year-old botanist who emigrated to Australia seven years ago has told the Democrat of her fears as the wildfires raging across New South Wales edge ever closer to her new home.

A 30-year-old botanist who emigrated to Australia seven years ago has told the Democrat of her fears as the wildfires raging across New South Wales edge ever closer to her new home.

Up to 60 fires are burning across the region, thirteen of them uncontained.

By yesterday morning, the flames had advanced to within 2km of Nicola Higgins’ home, leading her to fill every available container with water and watch breaking news bulletins with bated breath.

She let out a huge sigh of relief when she opened her curtains to see a dozen fire tenders parked right outside her door.

Read more in Thursday’s Donegal Democrat.