Close call – Hot coals left at campsites

CATASTROPHIC COALS: Kingsley Country Fire Service deputy group officer Roger Babolka said hot coals left burning in campsites at Dry Creek had potentially dangerous consequences with large amounts of surrounding fuel loads. Pictures: KYRA SYKES

HOT coals were left to burn in several campfires across the South East on Saturday morning, which emergency service leaders have claimed had the potential to cause a catastrophic fire.

On one of the worst days for fire conditions in the region since Ash Wednesday, it took police patrols just 30 minutes to locate the


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