Fire captain Beth Raines lost her home in the blaze around Mt Wilson on Sunday A heroic female firefighter has been praised for continuing to battle a mega blaze after her own home burned to the ground. Fire captain Beth Raines was back fighting devastating fires around Mount Wilson and Mount Irvine in the Blue Mountains, west of Sydney, on Monday after her two-storey home was destroyed in the inferno a day earlier. Neighbour and deputy captain of the fire crew Barry Freeman said he was trying to extinguish the flames near his house when Ms Raines’ property caught alight. ‘Beth’s home was on fire when I was fighting for my place. Today again she is out there doing her job. She is a special person,’ he told The Daily Telegraph. He also described the moment he found out homes were being impacted by the out-of-control blaze, thought to have been started by backburning. ‘The backburning was done properly but the weather conditions changed, it got a run on and there was no stopping it,’ Mr Freeman said. ‘I was protecting houses further down the road, I had just finished on Mill Rd and then got the message that homes… Read full this story
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