RFS challenge Badja Forest, Huge Belimba Creek, Bumbo Creek, Clyde Mountain and Dunns Street areas with emergency warnings as excessive warmth hits state on New Years Eve


The ABC has named the RFS volunteer firefighter killed when his truck rolled whereas combating a hearth east of Albury final night time as 28-year-old Samuel McPaul.

Police obtained reviews about 5.50pm on Monday NSW Rural Hearth Service truck with three males on board had rolled on a property at River Street, Jingellic, about 110km east of Albury.

Mr McPaul died on the scene, whereas one other passenger, aged 39, was flown to The Alfred Hospital in Melbourne in a critical situation struggling burns. The motive force, 52, was handled on the scene earlier than being taken to Holbrook Hospital for minor accidents and has since been launched.

It’s believed the 2 passengers had been firefighting from the refuge space behind the primary cabin when the car rolled in a freak wind gust.

RFS Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons stated it was a “very, very unhappy day for the NSW Rural Hearth Service household domestically and throughout the state” and the service’s senior chaplin hung out in a single day with Mr McPaul’s household, the ABC reported.