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Thorfinn.au (1140205) writes "Authorities are warning lives and property are under immediate threat as a large bushfire burns out of control near communities in northern New South Wales.
The Rural Fire Service has issued an emergency warning for the large, fast moving blaze near Coonabarabran, which has already destroyed two properties.
Siding Springs, the principal optical observatory is under threat with some buildings lost to a bush fire
The MtStromlo observatory was destroyed in a bush fire in 2003
Photo of bushfire approaching observatory"
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