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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2002 Week 5 Hansard (9 May) . . Page.. 1460..


Mount Painter-fires

(Question No 125)

Mr Stefaniak asked the Minister for Urban Services, upon notice, on 9 April 2002:

In relation to QON No 30 - parks and forests:

(1) What was the cause of the recent summer fires in the agistment paddocks at Mt Painter, Cook.

(2) Have there been any prosecutions as a result.

Mr Quinlan: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

(1) There were two fires responded to in the Mt Painter/Cook Horse Holding Paddocks area over the Christmas/New year period. They are as follows:

31/12/2001

Location: Cook Horse Holding Paddocks, NW side of Mt Painter

Size: Approximately 4ha

Started at about: 0920 hours

Contained at about: 1245 hours

Cause: Unknown

Units attending: ACTFB - Bravo 4, Charnwood 10, Charnwood 20,

Kambah 10, Kambah 20

02/01/2002

Location: Mt Painter, NW side near Horse Holding Paddocks

Size: Approximately 250sq m

Started at about: 1240 hours

Contained at about: 1300 hours

Cause: Unknown

Units attending: ACTBS Parks 4 & Parks 22

The incidents are reported above as they were recorded, hence the difference in location name but the same area. No investigations were undertaken on these fires because of the on-going commitment to the other Christmas Fires in the ACT.

(2) As far as the ACT Bushfire Service is aware no prosecutions have resulted from these fires.


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