RRT Help Save School and Mt Victoria Community
2013 was the hottest year on record for Eastern Australia. Halfway through spring with little or no rain forecast in the near future, the region’s worst fears were realised. An Army exercise involving explosives accidently ignited bushland north of Lithgow, on the western side of the Blue Mountains, New South Wales. With high winds whipping flames into an inferno, power lines arced, spreading the fire. Over 200 homes were razed to the ground.