Fire fighters watch a helicopter drop water near Faulconbridge in the Blue Mountains
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Fire service: Military started bushfire

An investigation into the cause of one of the major bush fires in the Australian state of New South Wales has found that it was started by the military.

NSW Rural Fire Service chief Shane Fitzsimmons said that the State Mine blaze, near the Blue Mountains town of Lithgow, had been ignited by live ordnance.

  • 24 Oct 2013
  • From the section Asia
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