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Out of control fire forces closure of Newcastle (NTL) Airport

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The airspace around Newcastle Airport in New South Wales (NSW) Australia has been closed by the Royal Australian Airforce (RAAF). RAAF Williamtown is on the northern edge of the airport with the runway shared. The closure comes after the NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) issued an Emergency Warning Message (EWM) for an out of control bushfire heading in the direction of the airport. An EMW is the highest of 3 alert levels for bushfires within Australia. An EMW indicates “you may be in danger and need… (www.airlive.net) More...

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