The Lost Coast: Remote towns living on the edge of darkness in fire's wake

By John Hanscombe
Updated March 6 2020 - 6:55am, first published 6:54am
Mark Canaider thought they would lose their beloved 1873 vertical slab farmhouse they'd owned since 1992.

For two months, remote communities near the NSW-Victorian border were threatened by two massive fires. John Hanscombe reports on their recovery in this instalment of The Lost Coast series.

On the road to Rocky Hall, west of Merimbula, we're stopped at a bridge undergoing a maintenance check. On traffic control is James Knox, who tells us for the past few months he's been fighting fires all the way from Lismore in the NSW Northern Rivers region to the Victorian border.

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