The Daily Telegraph:
Two volunteer firefighters were killed and another three injured when their fire truck rolled battling a blaze southwest of Sydney late last night, ending a horror day for crews fighting more than 100 fires across NSW.
Emergency services were called to Wilson Dr, Buxton just before 11.30pm on Thursday after the NSW Rural Fire Service truck was believed to have hit a tree before rolling off the road.
Police said the driver and a front passenger – both volunteer rural firefighters – died at the scene. The two firefighters have been identified as members of Horsley Park RFS.
Three other firefighters were treated by paramedics at the scene for injuries. The NSW RFS said the fatal incident occurred during firefighting operations and the truck had been traveling in convoy.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison this morning issued a statement offering condolences to the families of the two firefighters.
“They were bravely defending their communities with an unmatched spirit and a dedication that will forever set them apart amongst our most courageous Australians.
“Their sacrifice and service saving lives and saving properties will be forever remembered. I wish those injured all the best in their recovery.
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