USA: Mt Warning blaze puts World Heritage area at risk

USA: Mt Warning blaze puts World Heritage area at risk 

Source: ABC News Online, 5 September 2002


Firefighters in the north of New South Wales are battling a blaze which is threatening houses and a World Heritage-listed National Park.
The fire has already entered the park area at Mount Warning. The intense fire appears to have started from a hazard reduction burn on private property south-west of Murwillumbah. The Rural Fire Service has six units battling the blaze and back-burning has been undertaken around six homes to protect them.
The fire has now entered the World Heritage-listed Mount Warning National Park and there are grave concerns it will cause severe damage to the delicate area because of its inaccessibility.


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