- Oct 4, 2008
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- Canberra, Australia
Emydura, I believe you misconstrued the purpose of my post.
In my opinion, had such areas remained unpopulated and had been left on their own, such fires could certainly still happen. I did not say or mean to imply that had those areas been manually burned, none of this would have happened or been less bad. What I was TRYING to say is that such areas are not particularly good places to populate, but now that they have been, we just have to deal with the consequences.
When I see news about the fires in Australia, it makes me sick.
Sorry Ray. I have misunderstood your post. Still it wasn’t totally wasted as it is relevant to a few other posts.
You make a good point. A lot of these houses are located in fire traps. Before I moved to Canberra I lived in the Blue Mountains for many years. That is basically a regional city located in a national park with most streets surrounded by flammable eucalypt forests that burn regularly. It is always a disaster waiting to happen. In 2003, the fires roared up to my parents place. The garage and pergola caught fire but fortunately the firefighters were able to save the house. The houses around us burnt down. It is always just a matter a time before the fires will return.
The fire experts are imploring governments to stop building/rebuilding houses in such fire prone areas but it is unlikely anything will change.