Peats Ridge after a fire

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According to the NSW Rural Fire Service the Peats Ridge fire started on 7 February 2009 and at 3:40pm and has burned approximately 280ha of bush land in the Brisbane Waters National Park. The rain over last two days helped a bit and there is not even a smoke coming from this sizable fire. The site looks barren, black and unfriendly. Similarly to the major Victorian fires there is a suspicions this fire was deliberately lit.

One of our friends lives on a property only few kilometers down the road and he said seeing the thick smoke advancing towards them was very frightening. I visited his property only a weekend ago and it looked very dry. I think most of the owners around the area are prising the Rural Fire Service as the fires here are tragedy waiting to happen.

  • It is difficult to imagine having a fire like this bearing down on your home or your land. It is equally hard to understand why anyone would want to maliciously start something like this and jeopardize life and property. My heart goes out to those who suffered losses and my sincerest hope is that the one(s) responsible is found and brought to justice.

  • It is difficult to imagine having a fire like this bearing down on your home or your land. It is equally hard to understand why anyone would want to maliciously start something like this and jeopardize life and property. My heart goes out to those who suffered losses and my sincerest hope is that the one(s) responsible is found and brought to justice.