Call for fire caution as bushland burns near Otford

Andrew Pearson
Updated August 25 2017 - 3:47pm, first published 3:30pm
NSW Rural Fire Service volunteers battle difficult terrain near Otford. Crews had to access the fire on foot on Thursday, before a helicopter assisted in the fight on Friday. Picture: Facebook / Helensburgh Rural Fire Brigade
NSW Rural Fire Service volunteers battle difficult terrain near Otford. Crews had to access the fire on foot on Thursday, before a helicopter assisted in the fight on Friday. Picture: Facebook / Helensburgh Rural Fire Brigade

A fire that burned in rugged terrain near Otford on Thursday was likely caused by a campfire, prompting a warning from authorities about the danger posed by drier-than-usual conditions.

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Andrew Pearson

Andrew grew up in the western Riverina town of Hay and has strong ties to the region. He is a former DA journo who has a passion for breaking news and has covered everything from council and politics to crime and court.

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