NT News

FIRE RISK VERY REAL

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I have to agree strongly with Maria Grujicic’s letter (NT News, 1 September); Ludmilla north has not been cared for by its various leaseholde­rs and the amount of gamba grass has been increased by bulldozing trees. This has resulted in a decline of wildlife and an increase in bushfires.

The yearly bushfires have been on a scale that has threatened residents and their properties; this year burnt embers travelled as far as the beaches at Fannie Bay. The smaller Cracker Night fire near McDonald’s was allegedly started on purpose in the afternoon by a teenager; lack of amenity creates criminalit­y. Thanks once again for the prompt action by emergency services. I have written to the Chief Minister and the Mayor mentioning the fires but am still waiting for a positive response. David Percival, Ludmilla

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