New England firefighters return from support mission to North Coast

Jacob McArthur
Updated August 22 2018 - 3:29pm, first published 2:00pm
SMOKE SIGNALS: Tamworth crews helped battle ongoing fires near Lismore over the weekend. Photo: FRNSW
SMOKE SIGNALS: Tamworth crews helped battle ongoing fires near Lismore over the weekend. Photo: FRNSW

A STRIKE team of New England firies have returned from battling blazes near small communities on the Far North Coast.

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Jacob McArthur

Jacob McArthur is opinions editor for The Canberra Times and Australian Community Media. As part of the Canberra Times' production team, he helps the people of Canberra and beyond get the stories they need, when they need them across a range of platforms, while helping maintain a high editorial standard. Before moving to Canberra in 2020, he started with Australian Community Media in 2015 as a journalist for The Northern Daily Leader in Tamworth where he kept a close eye on Tamworth Regional Council. Jacob was also the co-host of ACM's Water Pressure podcast where he and Jamieson Murphy took a deep dive on issues and key decisions arising during one of the region's worst droughts on record.

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