Memories of Black Saturday reminder that our forests need time to grow

Jill Sanguinetti remembers Black Saturday (The Age, Jan 13, 2017):

"We did not know it was coming until a spot fire blazed red a hundred metres away. Flames crackled through wattle and blackberry thickets; gum trees exploded with a woomph; and a dog and a black mountain possum dashed towards us in terror."

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