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NSW: Bushfire threatening homes now under control

13 Jan 2009 6:52 PM

SYDNEY, Jan 13 AAP - A bushfire which threatened several homes in Sydney's north is now under control.

The fire broke out in bushland in the Garigal National Park, between East Killara and Davidson, about 2.30pm (AEDT) on Tuesday.

More than 100 firefighters from the Rural Fire Service, NSW Fire Brigade and National Parks and Wildlife Service have been battling the blaze, which raced up a gully to threaten nearby homes.

Four waterbombing aircraft, including two air cranes, were also brought in to help bring the fire under control.

At the height of the blaze, firefighters were forced to put themselves and a truck between the fire and at least three houses in Albany Crescent at East Killara.