NT police commissioner says evacuations ‘not going to occur’ in town as ADF joins battle against 10,000 sq km blaze

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An emergency situation has been declared as a bushfire four times the size of the ACT continues to threaten a remote Northern Territory town.

The 3,000 residents of Tennant Creek have been urged to “stay calm” as authorities seek special powers to manage the 10,000 sq km blaze.

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