Fire breaks out at MEET restaurant on Darby Street, as scorcher day burns region

Simon McCarthy
Updated December 9 2023 - 7:22pm, first published 4:07pm
Pictures by Peter Lorimer

Firefighters have extinguished a restaurant fire, and more than 1500 homes are without power around Charlestown, Hillsborough and Warners Bay as the city swelters through one of the hottest days on record.

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Simon McCarthy

Simon McCarthy

Journalist, Newcastle Herald

Simon McCarthy is a journalist working at the Newcastle Herald in NSW. He writes news and features, and produces video and multimedia, for the Herald and Herald Weekender magazine. He contributes regularly to the Newcastle Herald’s daily Topics column, and is the co-creator and producer of the Toohey’s News podcast. McCarthy has worked as a journalist in regional NSW since 2013. He joined the newsroom of the Newcastle Herald in 2017 from the Northern Daily Leader in Tamworth where he worked from 2015 to 2016.

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