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Back burning

Shaun Hearmon back burns a section of grass to minimise the risk of any fires flaring up a day after the fire front threatened properties near Boho in north-east Victoria. Shaun says "We were burning out an area around some trees that were still alight. It is done to try and provide a "safe" burnt area so if embers were to blow off the tree they would land on burnt ground and not unburnt ground where the fire could start again."

 

Boho, Victoria

 

Photographer: Rodney Dekker

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Uploaded on April 17, 2013