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Sunset sets the forest on fire, Mary Valley National Park, Yabba Valley

As the sun sets, the forest on the horizon burns. To the poet it seems that the setting sun has ignited the forest!

This fire, believed to have been an act of arson, began in grazing country to the west of this mountain range. It wasn't possible to control it, before it entered into the national park, burning areas of forest in which hoop pine, red cedar and rainforest species were regenerating.

Its advance slowed down in the national park, as it had to descend the steep slopes, and the wet sclerophyll forest was much moister. After a couple of days, rain fell and extinguished the fire.

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  • Uploaded on October 31, 2012
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    by Ian Stehbens