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Samantha Armytage shares heartfelt message after fleeing South Coast fire zone

"I’m feeling very thankful!"
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Sunrise host Samantha Armytage has shared an emotional message on social media, after fleeing the bushfires that are currently burning through New South Wales. 

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Taking to Instagram on Wednesday, the 43-year-old expressed her gratitude for successfully making it to safety with her boyfriend Richard Lavender and their dogs.

“A belated HNY to you all. We’ve made it out of the South Coast fire zone & I’m feeling very excited for a shower, some electricity & telecommunications,” Sam began.

Samantha Armytage bushfire
Sunrise host Samantha Armytage has shared an emotional message on social media, after fleeing the bushfires that are currently burning New South Wales. (Credit: Instagram)

She accompanied her lengthy post with a snap of herself and Richard, as well as her beloved pooch Banjo, who was snoozing on the backseat of the car alongside another exhausted dog. 

Sam described how the terrifying ordeal has given her reason to reevaluate what is important – especially with it being New Year and all.

“More seriously, I’m feeling very thankful for my lot in life & very sad for those who’ve just lost lives, livestock & livelihoods,” she captioned.

Samantha Armytage bushfire
Taking to Instagram on Wednesday, the 43-year-old expressed her gratitude for successfully making the journey to safety with her boyfriend Richard Lavender and their dogs. (Credit: Instagram)

“I plan to use the year ahead wisely. To simplify my life. With more love for my loved ones, more kindness, more patience, more healthy living.”

Sam also shared several confronting videos to her Instagram Story, which showed how the blazes near Narooma turned the sky red on New Year’s Eve

Samantha Armytage bushfire
Sam described how the terrifying ordeal has given her reason to reevaluate what is important – especially with it being New Year and all. (Credit: Instagram)

The Sunrise host concluded her post by sending out a wish for better conditions for battling farmers, before wishing everyone a safe and happy New Year.

“Wishing for more rain for our farmers, better management of our environment & good karma for all those brave souls (paid & unpaid) out there fighting these horrendous fires.

“To you & yours, from me & mine, be safe. Be happy & love lots in 2020. SA,” she wrote.

Samantha Armytage bushfire
Sam also shared several confronting videos to her Instagram Story, which showed how the blazes near Narooma turned the sky red. (Credit: Instagram)

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