Report those who put lives at risk in fires
THERE are many types of stupid criminal acts that defy logic, but lighting bush fires takes the category of malicious acts to another level.
To think we already have three cases under investigation in this district so early into the fire season is cause for high alarm.
Every Central Queenslander should be concerned about the bushfire potential we are facing this year following the fuel left behind by Cyclone Debbie.
The Queensland Fire Emergency Services has already moved to re-launch Taskforce Vulcan as it targets the threat of bushfire arson.
Capricornia Police District Crime Group Detective Inspector Darrin Shadlow last week reminded people of the severity of arson charges.
“Setting fire to grass lands is a criminal offence and is a maximum of 14 years in prison,” Inspector Shadlow said.
“A maximum offence for arson is life.”
Normal people don’t go around lighting fires in bushland for a thrill.
I believe anyone who would do such a thing – and we know there are a few around here – need professional help urgently.
There will be a few people they are associated with that will know of or be highly suspicious about their involvement in such reckless activity.
If you are aware of anyone connected with bushfire arson, or appears to have high potential, then do them and society a favour and alert the appropriate authority.
Your actions may save a shed, a house or even a life.