Canberra police are investigating 12 fires (out of 32 since the start of December) that they believe are arson. While they were announcing this, another three fires started up in West Belconnen. I took some pictures of the one that was just off the west edge of Dunlop and Macgregor.
No property was threatened by this grass fire and it was just about out at 3ish this afternoon, partly in thanks to the two helicopters that kept bombarding it (plus all the fire trucks that were out there — I didn’t get an exact number).
And the locals were out in force watching the firies’ progress and taking plenty of photos and video of their own.