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Bushfires are a serious problem in a lot of countries and Australia is no exception. Summer in Sydney is a wonderful time of the year except for one thing, bushfires. This fire started as a small “controlled hazard reduction burn” by the local Bush Fire Brigade. Like what happens in so many instances nature took over, the wind changed, and what started as a small controlled burn quickly became an inferno. No houses were threatened or lost, thank God, but it took almost twenty four hours to get the fire under control, luckily for the fire fighters a change came through in the early evening and we had heavy rain. Fifteen hundred hectares of bush was reduced to smouldering ruin. I took this around noon yesterday just after the first big flare-up happened. Didn’t seem to bother the two guys fishing though.

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Additional Photos by Peter Wall (phwall) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 986 W: 187 N: 1770] (6785)
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