The head of the ACT’s Emergency Services Agency (ESA) said she had not seen photos of the ignition point of a fire that burned 80 per cent of Namadgi National Park before the ABC published them yesterday.
- ACT ESA commissioner Georgeina Whelan has suggested Defence review its protocols in light of the fire
- A Defence helicopter crew accidentally sparked the Orroral Valley Fire last year
- Commissioner Whelan says she had not seen images of the fire’s ignition until they were published by the ABC
Defence personnel aboard a damaged helicopter that sparked the blaze took pictures as they flew away from the grass fire, which went on to burn through more than one third of the ACT’s land footprint and destroy homes across the border in New…