Australian Army Started Bushfire Blazes, Climate Also Blamed

Environment News Service: Live ordnance training exercises conducted by the Australian Army last week touched off a catastrophic bushfire that has burned more than 47,000 hectares of bushland, a New South Wales Rural Fire Service investigation has determined. The State Mine fire started on Marrangaroo Army Range in the Blue Mountains of New South Wales near the city of near Lithgow last Wednesday, October 16. There were no total fire bans in place at the time. Acting Minister for Defence Senator George Brandis said......

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