The Mercury in 1997: Water-bombing at Bellambi Creek fire

Glen Humphries
December 4 2023 - 11:27am
A water-bombing helicopter in operation ... in 1997 one had to be brought up from Victoria to help battle a bushfire that started at Bellambi Creek. Picture by Adam McLean
A water-bombing helicopter in operation ... in 1997 one had to be brought up from Victoria to help battle a bushfire that started at Bellambi Creek. Picture by Adam McLean

Looking back at December 5, 1997

A helicopter was called in to water bomb a fire burning at Bellambi Creek.

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Glen Humphries

Glen Humphries

Senior journalist

I'm an award-winning senior journalist with the Illawarra Mercury and have well over two decades' worth of experience in newspapers. I cover the three local councils in the Illawarra for the Mercury, state and federal politics, as well as writing for the TV guide. If I'm not writing, I'm reading.

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