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#bushfirecrisis, #NSWfires: Jenolan Caves fire station destroyed by fire | Photos, pictures

A FIRE station and thousands of dollars worth of equipment has been destroyed in the out-of-control Green Wattle Creek bushfire.

The massive blaze has been burning for weeks and has now reached 262,729 hectares in size as it continues to tear through bushland.

The fire has surrounded Jenolan Caves leaving the historic site under threat and destroying the fire station of the NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) Jenolan Caves brigade.

Australian Community Media understands that firefighters were battling to save their station from the inferno, before being forced to retreat due to the ferocity of the blaze.

Meanwhile, a multi-agency task force of firefighters is still on scene working to protect other buildings in the Jenolan Caves precinct, including the historic Caves House.

Crews from the RFS, Fire and Rescue NSW, National Parks and Wildlife Service as well as NSW Ambulance paramedics are at the scene.

Stay up-to-date with fires in your area at Fires Near Me.

AFTER THE FIRE: The Jenolan Caves RFS brigade's fire station after it was destroyed by the Green Wattle Creek bushfire. Photo: ROBERT LETKIEWICZ

AFTER THE FIRE: The Jenolan Caves RFS brigade's fire station after it was destroyed by the Green Wattle Creek bushfire. Photo: ROBERT LETKIEWICZ

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This story Fire station destroyed as blaze surrounds Jenolan Caves first appeared on Lithgow Mercury.