Defence chopper started Canberra fire

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Authorities are warning the blaze is the most serious Canberra has faced since the deadly 2003 fires and expected to grow to 7000 hectares on Tuesday night. 9News

He said the heat of the landing light likely started a grass fire under the chopper when it landed in the park, with the fire growing rapidly and damaging the craft before it took off.

Residents of the small rural village of Tharwa south of Canberra were told late in the afternoon on Tuesday that it was too late to leave. "It just looks like a dragon, it's unbelievable. It's like a mushroom cloud with a red eye," Mr Hurst-Meyers told AAP on Tuesday.


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From my back yard, last night. It's a close call.


Slightly awkward 🤔

I sensing BS

It’s already 8000 hectares

Yeah, and plane landing lights melt tarmacs at airports, What a load of croc crap.

Lol started by a landing light!?!?!

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