CFA crews return home

The Sydney Morning Herald 3 weeks ago

Many of the Victorian firefighters who flew north to help fight the deadly bushfires have returned home.

More than 600 Country Fire Authority personnel went to battle the blazes in NSW and Queensland earlier this week.

On Friday, 270 of them flew home again as the fire danger decreased.

On Monday, state duty officer John Katakouzinos said Victoria had answered the call to lend a hand.

"We'd like to thank not only our firefighters who give up their time to protect lives and properties in NSW, but also the families, loved ones and businesses that allow our members to assist with this emergency," he said.

"It’s important we continue to work as one to take on the tragic bushfires currently gripping NSW."

A fleet of 76 vehicles, including 55 tankers and 21 support vehicles were also dispatched.

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