Gabrielle Louise Knight
Lithgow High School
Burns Road Springwood
In October 2013 a string of catastrophic bushfires ravaged the Blue Mountains. 290 000 acres were burned out and over 300 buildings destroyed. Such events are an uncomfortable fact of life for those of us who live in bushfire-vulnerable communities, the risk we think we accept for a lifestyle choice. But when it actually happens it is nonetheless raw, confronting and usually devastating. And in a warming world, disturbingly more frequent.
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