Re: Bush fire in Pilliga Scrub

To: Alexandra Appleman <>
Subject: Re: Bush fire in Pilliga Scrub
From: Richard Jordan <>
Date: Mon, 15 Dec 1997 11:20:09 +1100 (EST)

As someone who enjoys birding in the Pilliga SF I rang the Baradine office
of State Forests today to find out about the extent of the fire. They tell
me the south-west part was pretty-well untouched (Aloes Picnic Area, Salt
Caves etc) - and that the main fire was in the area bounded by Sparrow Road,
Burma Road, County Line and Newell Highway (to the east of the highway).

Regards,   Richard

At 03:18 PM 12/05/97 +1000, you wrote:
>Watching the evening news last night i was horrified to see the
>devastation left after the bush fire through the Pilliga Scrub in northern
>Has anyone any details of the fires extent?  All I could make out was
>that it flared along a 150 km front.  Was the area around the salt caves
>spared?  Which species are the most likely to have perished?
>Alex Appleman

Richard Jordan 
PO Box 4
Jamberoo, NSW 2533, Australia

phone +61 42 360542
fax   +61 42 360176

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