As I write this, fires are raging across NSW in places that you would never think would burn. We have friends that live in Muswellbrook and they border a state forest that has not had a "burn" through it in 25 years! For goodness sake! Anyone with any common sense would know that this is unacceptable. You have to have controlled burn-off's, and this is coming from someone who has a great dislike of fire.
The fires are not just in NSW. We have had a fire burning very close to Mt. Molloy and as I drove across to Atherton on the week-end I was amazed at how much country has been burned. Literally hundreds of thousands of hectares. From our place we could see the smoke but fortunately with the prevailing northely winds we didn't get any smoke. How lucky we were.
I took these photos from the highway just south of Mt. Molloy.