'Do not throw your bloody butts out the window!' Sam Armytage gets heated over bushfires caused by smokers as her father battles flames in New South Wales
She's the Sunrise host who prides herself on being a country girl at heart.
And Samantha Armytage took to Instagram on Saturday to express her outrage at smokers who she claims caused a blazing bushfire in rural New South Wales.
The TV journalist, 40, related personally to the out-of-control fire, claiming her father was one of the volunteers working tirelessly to keep the danger at bay.
'Do not throw your bloody butts out the window!': Sam Armytage gets heated in an Instagram post on Saturday after a bushfire started by smokers had her father battling the flames in rural New South Wales overnight
'My dad (& many others!) have just spent ALL night fighting a bush fire out past Currawarna,' she wrote alongside a bushfire photo.
'It started beside the main road. If you smoke cigarettes, DO NOT THROW YOUR BLOODY BUTTS OUT THE WINDOW.'
Sam ended the public service announcement with a cheeky sign off: 'FFS. Think about it people. (Written, spoken & authorised by Samantha Armytage.) x'
'FFS. Think about it people': The journalist urged people to think about their actions, as the fire soon engulfed more than 10 hectares of state forest in less than 24 hours
Her father, Mac Armytage, has been with the Rural Fire Service for more than 43 years and has received a medal for his service.
He was among many volunteers and six RFS trucks that managed to safely control the blaze, reported The Daily Advertiser.
It's reported to have burnt through more than 10 hectares of state forest, narrowly avoiding property loss.
'My dad (& many others!) have just spent ALL night fighting a bushfire out past Currawarna': The journalist, 40, related personally to the out-of-control fire, claiming her father was one of the many volunteers working tirelessly to keep the danger at bay
Sam's plea for smokers to think twice before discarding of their butts was something her followers also felt passionately about.
'If only they knew the consequences! RFS volunteers are THE most underrated workforce in the state of NSW! Go Dad! Stay safe!' one user wrote.
While others simply started their comments with 'well said' and 'so true', and wished everyone was safe after the incident.
'Well said!': Sam's plea for smokers to think twice before discarding of their butts was something her 166k followers also felt passionately about, taking to the comments to voice their similar opinions
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