the Australian spring simmering
waiting for the BBQ
I am an Australian poet, writer, blogger, psychologist, wife, mother of two children, autism and environmental advocate, and mad animal lover
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October 24, 2013 at 12:30 pm
Have been reading about the fires down there….hope you all are okay there…sounds like some of the fires were set by youths…be safe.
October 25, 2013 at 8:51 am
There was some arson, but the biggest fire, wait for it 😉 was actually caused by an explosion in an army range – they were destroying obsolete weapons – an accident that should have been prevented and now they are investigating it. A number of fires were also caused by lightning strikes. It is cloudy today so I am hoping for rain – our area has a total fire ban on for the next few weeks, and maybe longer if it doesn’t rain. Thanks Charles.
October 25, 2013 at 12:41 am
Scary. Fires happen, but as we have found here the incidence is increased by despicable young humans to way beyond what would be normal in nature .
October 25, 2013 at 8:53 am
true colonialist – I can’t believe the amount of arson that goes on – they found out that one of the biggest fires was accidently caused by the army (who should have known better) and a lot by lightning strikes in dry storms.
October 25, 2013 at 5:17 am
At this time there is no alternative to backburning to stop wildfires. However, backburning is not ‘natural’ as it creates two fire fronts that converge, trapping wildlife in between with nowhere to go. BBQ indeed!
October 25, 2013 at 8:55 am
I’d rather ‘controlled’ back burning any day over uncontrolled wild fires that destroy much larger areas – the rough terrain of the blue mountains must be the worst place for fires – really feel for the pilot who died yesterday while trying to fight the fires from above with water bombing – so sad!
October 26, 2013 at 9:08 am
October 27, 2013 at 7:51 am
There’s always an opportunist – good haiku. It was a clear day here yesterday, and we could see all the way to the mountains, where Avery large fire was burning with the smoke being blown all along the range. Can you believe that about the ADF?
October 27, 2013 at 11:14 am
I was surprised about the ADF (and apparently it’s not that uncommon) – I thought they’d be on top of stuff like that – not that I know anything about exploding expired ordinances (or even if that is how you spell ordinances 😉 ). I have so happy that the firies got on top of most of those fires without loss of life (except the pilot) – fantastic job all round.
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