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ACT people are a bunch pyromaniacs

By smokey2 - 11 March 2008 6

Australian quotes that 69% of fires in ACT are deliberate. This number is smaller for other states except WA which also gets 69%. So its official ACT (shares along with WA) the pyromaniacs capital of Australia.

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ACT people are a bunch pyromaniacs
dalryk 10:48 am 12 Mar 08

I think it would be more of a function of population density. The ACT is not very big, and almost all of it is within easy travelling distance. This means two things;

1. Small land area means a smaller absolute chance of fires starting from natural causes, i.e NSW would have far more fires caused by lightning strikes etc.

2. Maximum opportunity for Pyros – all the best fire lighting sites are within easy reach, so the ‘opportunity cost’ is extremely low.

What surprises me is that a place like WA, which is the exact opposite in respect of the above factors, is just as bad. THEY must really have a problem.

shauno 8:00 pm 11 Mar 08

Yep its probably because Canberra is so close to the bush and easy access to the Brindys.

Ori 7:52 pm 11 Mar 08

Of course, the stat is but a number. It does not take into account the higher amount of stuff we can burn here (ie more trees), as opposed to other cities…

CanberraResident 5:32 pm 11 Mar 08

I’m very happy to throw lit cigarette butt chuckers into this category. Irresponsible, stinking pyromaniacs, the lot of ’em.

neanderthalsis 4:34 pm 11 Mar 08

Oh the irony. A chap called Smokey posting a story about fire…

papadoc 4:12 pm 11 Mar 08

Gotta do something for entertainment around here…

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