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ABCNEWS VideoSource
Australia Wildfires - Wildfires continue to burn across two states
10/16/2009
APTN
VSAP623508
NAME: AUS FIRES 20091016I TAPE: EF09/0976 IN_TIME: 10:11:43:05 DURATION: 00:01:13:16 SOURCES: Channel 9/AuBC DATELINE: Various, 15 Oct 2009 RESTRICTIONS: No Access Australia SHOTLIST: Brooms Head, New South Wales - 15 October 2009 ++NIGHT SHOTS++ 1. Various of fire crews fighting wildfires in bushland 2. Wide of plane dropping water on fires ++DAY SHOT++ 3. Wide of resident trying to extinguish fire before it reaches house 4. Wide of houses at dawn surrounded by smoke 5. Various of fire crews fighting wildfires in bushland 7. Wide of houses at dawn surrounded by red smoke 8. SOUNDBITE: (English) Geoff Towner, New South Wales Rural Fire Service: "They (the flames) were lapping at the back door of about half a dozen houses on the southern side of Brooms Head." CHANNEL 9 - NO ACCESS AUSTRALIA Near Rockhampton, Queensland - 15 October 2009 ++DAY SHOTS++ 9. Various of fire burning next to road 10. Aerial shot of fires burning in bushland 11. Various of fires burning in bushland ++NIGHT SHOTS++ 12. Wide of fire burning 13. Fire truck standing next to fire 14. Firefighter standing in front of fire 15. Tracking shot of small fire line in bushland 16. Wide of firefighter hosing flames AuBC - NO ACCESS AUSTRALIA Near Rockhampton, Queensland - 15 October 2009 ++DAY SHOTS++ 17. Various of aerial shots of fires burning in bushland 18. Wide of man hitting small fire with branch to extinguish it 19. Wide of fire truck driving on highway 20. Aerial shot of fire service helicopter dropping water 21. Aerial shot of highway clouded by smoke from nearby fire, cars driving through smoke 22. Various of fires burning in bushland STORYLINE: Firefighters in Australia on Friday were continuing to battle more than 35 blazes across two states, although residents who were evacuated in central Queensland on Thursday have now been allowed to return to their homes, Australian television reported. A fire at Brooms Head on the New South Wales north coast flared up again on Thursday night fuelled by gusty wind conditions, while blazes near Grafton are also causing concern, reports said. The New South Wales Rural Fire Service has called in reinforcements from Sydney to help tackle the blazes over the weekend. Around 100 firefighters and 10 tankers are expected to arrive in the area on Friday afternoon, Channel 9 reported. Firefighters are hoping to re-establish containment lines on Friday to prevent the blaze threatening houses. Crews in Queensland are still fighting 34 blazes across the state, including several near Rockhampton which forced residents to evacuate overnight on Thursday, television reports said. Residents were allowed to return to their properties Friday and asked to remain vigilant. Smoke was reducing visibility on roads in both states, and motorists were advised to slow down and turn on headlights when travelling through affected areas. A total fire ban remains in place in Queensland until Monday.
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