Grass Fire at Cedar Creek

Returning from a bushfire awareness seminar today I spied a grass fire on the side of a hill in the new development down the road. The local rural fire brigade was in attendance (after leaving the seminar early).

This photo is taken from the next hill across, at Halls Rd from inside my ute.

View all photos taken: Saturday, 9th September 2006, This photo: 3:05pm

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  • looby88 said:
    how strange -- just to get the message home !! i am sure that you are well aware of all the dangers anyway. our biggest problem where I live is idiots who deliberately set the heaths on fire. There is precious little heath left, and its home to our native reptiles. Dorset is one of the few areas left where we have all 6. we have 3 types of snake and 3 lizards- I think thats right, nothing compared to you though !!
  • David de Groot said:
    I guess the life of a volunteer rural fire-brigade member is never dull.

    We get bored school children, stupid people, and firebugs lighting fires during the fire season too (just starting now). Not sure who started this one though.

    As for snakes and reptiles, according to the book I have here from the Qld Museum, there are 31 varieties of snakes in the Greater Brisbane Area (of which I'm just outside). Apparently 2/3s of those are poisonous but only half of those are potentially deadly.

    According to the same book there are at least 13 varieties of lizard in the area too.