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Retired Army Major in his 70’s saves three properties

Major Russell Smith lives at Bundara, 20 minutes south west of Anglers Rest which is 30 mins west of Omeo in Victoria.

On Saturday he was burnt over, but saved his house and winter wood pile, then did the same for his neighbor and then saved a holiday cabin.

Bush fire expert David Packham says “This is the most remarkable save by a single person under the worst fire conditions. It is a story that needs to be told.”

Major Russell Smith spoke to Jane Marwick.

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