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Inside town wiped out by devastating fires


HEARTBREAKING scenes of devastation and charred landscapes have emerged in the brutal aftermath of the fires sweeping the state.

Power poles suspended by the overhead lines, scorched and crumpled sheds and the burnt out remains of vehicles are among the images that await volunteers and returning residents.

The flames have taken a particular toll on NSW livestock, with the bodies of animals an unwelcome sight.

media_cameraA car out the front of a house which was burned to the ground in Uarbry, east of Dunedoo. Picture: Peter Lorimer.

media_cameraAll that remains of a farm shed east of Dunedoo. Picture: Peter Lorimer.

The region is still coming to terms with the damage and the lost livestock will be a blow to areas already comprehending the loss of homes and other structures.

Geoffrey White said his mother and father, Steven and Ruth, had lived in Uarbry since 1993.

“They’ve lost everything!” he told The Daily Telegraph.

“Ruth has been a valued member of the community, having been a g…

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