fire at Wambelong Camp Ground, Warrumbungles National Park

Inquiry into the fire at Wambelong Camp Ground, Warrumbungles National Park, New South Wales Decision of Deputy State Coroner Dillon on 28 September 2015 CATCHWORDS CORONERS – General fire inquiry – Unprecedented catastrophic wildfire in Warrumbungles National Park – Cause and origin of fire – Whether deliberately lit – Whether hazard reduction plans and operations appropriate – Whether fire appropriately classified at relevant times – Problems with accuracy of fire prediction models – Fire behaviour in extreme conditions – Whether fire management was reasonable in circumstances – Whether back burning operations were appropriate – Whether emergency warnings to local area were timely – Lessons learned

http://www.coroners.justice.nsw.gov.au/Documents/Warrumbungles%20findings%20Final%2028%2008%2015.pdf

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