Fern Tree fire fuel risk

Mercury (Hobart) - - LETTERS -

WHILE vis­it­ing ar­eas of Fern Tree, I was gob­s­macked, up­set and an­gry to see so many houses pre­sent­ing huge fire risks! All man­ner of rub­bish, in­clud­ing large amounts of tim­ber and fire­wood stacked right up against houses sit­u­ated on thickly treed and un­cleared bush blocks. No at­tempt had been made to clear over­flow­ing and clogged roof gut­ters. I drove away in ut­ter dis­be­lief and thought how lazy, self­ish and stupid some peo­ple are! De­spite the plethora of warn­ings, bush­fire tragedies in NSW, Queens­land and Tas­ma­nia, peo­ple still choose to ig­nore the many warn­ings and free ad­vice given by Tas­ma­nia Fire Ser­vice et al. It is your re­spon­si­bil­ity to make your prop­erty as fire­proof as pos­si­ble. Pre­ven­tion be­gins at home!

Meg Steven­son Moonah

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