How it felt as NSW bushfire raged towards homes

Nadine Morton
Updated October 5 2023 - 7:46am, first published 7:45am

Thick, dark smoke billowed in the distance and ash began to rain down, but Vanessa Forbes waited.

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Nadine Morton

Nadine Morton

Senior journalist

Breaking news journalist at the Illawarra Mercury. Email:

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