Tuesday, May 18, 2021

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West MacDonnells blaze: sorrow and questions

2602 West Macs fire staircase 15 before SM2602 West Macs fire staircase 4 after SM"An inch of rain and we'll be right again," said a man in Ormiston Gorge on Sunday where people had been evacuated and assets saved at the last moment from the firestorm last month. But Dr Fiona Walsh, who's lived and worked in The Centre as a desert ecologist for 25 years, has a more concerned take on the disaster. Meanwhile the government is continuing to withhold information about the fire management plan for the park, and the funding for work that could have contained the blaze. PHOTOS: The Staircase to Heaven, before and after the blaze. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

West Macs fire mitigation critically inadequate: Scientist

 

 

Fire mapping in 2018 indicates only one or two areas of prescribed burning during the cool months last year, insufficient to prevent the catastrophic bushfire which has swept through most of the West MacDonnell National Park last month, says the CDU's Andrew Edwards. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. Photo: Fire in Ormiston Gorge.

Bushfires a massive threat as warmer season looms

Lots of fires are burning in Central Australia but the danger will
get much worse when the hot season starts, says the Bushfires NT's Grant
Allan.

The fires are about on par with the last season of high rainfall, in
2001/02. Again the summer will be volatile and land holders are
encouraged to take immediate action to prepare, including undertaking
management burns when conditions are appropriate and low temperatures
still allow them to be done safely. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. 

Colour code for today's fire map, showing
about a million square kilometres: Blue – fires in the past 7 days; red
– 6 to 12 hours ago. Green and grey areas are "fire scars" from blazes
earlier this year. The arrows show the wind speed and the percentages
denote relative humidity. The readings are taken at TiTree, Kintore,
Uluru, Alice Springs, Jervois, Rabbit Flat and Lajamanu. Map courtesy
Bushfires NT. Up to date map here.

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