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Elderly couple found dead after home burnt down in northern NSW

An elderly couple has been found dead after a bushfire ravaged their home in northern NSW.

A 77-year-old man and 69-year-old woman from Coongbar were found inside their burnt down-home by specialist forensic officers.

The couple were believed to be missing after their car and home were destroyed by the fire.

Altogether, 29 homes have been destroyed by the fires.

21 of those homes were in Busbys Flat Road and eight were destroyed in the Long Gully Road fire.

Deputy Commissioner NSW RFS Rob Rogers tells Ben Fordham the fire has been burning for over a month.

“It’s just because of how dry it is and our concern is that to get these fires completely extinguished it’s going to take a lot of time or a lot of rain.”

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