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Yass Tribune: When will we heed the warnings, Yass Valley?

Letters to the Editor: 4 April 2018

The recent Tathra fire is a sobering warning about the risks to life, property and fragile ecosystems under climate change.

Canberra felt the effects of catastrophic fire in 2003 and, following the 2009 Black Saturday fires in Victoria, the category “catastrophic” was added to the fire danger index.


Canberra Times: Tathra losses unlikely to have been worsened by lack of planned burns

by Peter Hannam 20 March 2018

Prescribed burning levels do not appear to have been a factor in the large loss of homes in Tathra on the NSW south coast, according to early assessment by the Rural Fire Service and Ross Bradstock, a leading fire expert at the University of Wollongong.