Summer brings us a raw deal and we gamble with fire and our houses and land. Is this the dreaded Blackjack fire? Smoke was visible from the upper Hunter down.
Some of our own belongings are at severe risk from bush fire and fire scares me very much. Never the less, from now on the media will be dominated by each and every fire which will be examined and interviewed over and over again ad nauseam. Some fire fighters must never get to the scene and spend all their time speculating in interviews and despite this the exact moment that a disaster strikes remains out of bounds usually and hidden from us except by social media perhaps. Film showing leaping flames usually look the same no matter where or when the fire occurs. Informative warnings are enough.