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20-OCT-2013 Alexander S. Howen


Southern Highlands, NSW, Australia

One of the most important techniques in bushfire fighting is to backburn. This process creates a buffer between the fire and the asset or area that needs to be protected.

Here, the Exeter crew are supervising a backburn that was lit to protect a chicken farm near Yerrinbool in the Southern Highlands.


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