The Canberra Times has an article on unexploded munitions near Wamboin. In it the following interesting statement is made:
- NPWS southern director Alistair Henchman said,”Our policy is not to fight fires on that site.”
In case there is anyone in Canberra that hasn’t heard…. it was exactly that policy in Tumut that led to Canberra burning a few years back. The Tumut firies were not allowed to stomp on the blaze at the beginning as it was a ‘natural fire’ (lightning). I would like to know why they weren’t called to account or held liable.
Now we have a reserve backing onto Gungahlin that will be allowed to burn should (when) it goes up according to TAMS.