Hunter Bushfire Update

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Hunter Bushfire Update

The Freeman's Waterhole fire has been downgraded to ADVICE level.

Firefighters have been working hard to try and get the fire near the M1 Motorway under control after it broke out after 2pm this afternoon.

Ground crews have been making progress containing the eastern side of the firegrounds thanks to help from two water-bombing aircraft.

The Rural Fire Service will spend tonight at the scene to make sure there's no spot fires, ahead of more temps in the 30s forecast tomorrow.