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    Anyone here lose their 308 in those 'strange' fires at Homebush on Sunday?

    As per ABC news, was a cigarette butt thrown out a car window, that started the fire.

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    I can't understand why they didn't move a couple of cars out of the line......?

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    Maybe the sight of a carpark full of flaming cars was a bit off putting .....

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    However pulling a couple of the not (yet) burning cars out of the line would have slowed or stopped the fires progress.

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    And they would need the keys?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fingers View Post
    However pulling a couple of the not (yet) burning cars out of the line would have slowed or stopped the fires progress.
    Is that a comment based on the fact that you were there or an observation from the idiot box because I feel there is a difference......

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    I thought I saw a C4 Picasso too. Well the remnants of one.

    As life is more valuable than property, the emergency services did the right thing in keeping people in a safe and secure location rather than having panicked car owners trying to get to their cars and move them whilst fire fighters were doing their job in putting out the fires. Result is that no one was injured.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fingers View Post
    However pulling a couple of the not (yet) burning cars out of the line would have slowed or stopped the fires progress.
    How would "they" have moved them, Fingers?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew Ch View Post
    Is that a comment based on the fact that you were there or an observation from the idiot box because I feel there is a difference......
    Idiot box only.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UFO View Post
    I thought I saw a C4 Picasso too. Well the remnants of one.

    As life is more valuable than property, the emergency services did the right thing in keeping people in a safe and secure location rather than having panicked car owners trying to get to their cars and move them whilst fire fighters were doing their job in putting out the fires. Result is that no one was injured.
    I wasn't suggesting owners move cars, more that the fire fighters move some (with their trucks if need be) as a fire fighting measure.
    I was thinking along the lines of fire fighters using a bulldozer in a forest to create a fire break. It wont necessarily stop the fire, however it will reduce the intensity, giving the fire fighters a better chance of controlling the fire.

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    the real question is why was the dry grass left there and not cut or burnt and made safe. With fire seasons starting earlier, hazard reduction even in urban areas is critical
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    I agree 100%

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