Living With Fire

Season 1

Season 1, Episode 3 - Fighting Back

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How does a farming region come back from devastating fires? Fires swept through south east Tasmania in 2012 destroying homes and killing livestock. But locals in this region were determined to keep their rural livelihoods.

Season 1, Episode 2 - Patch Burning

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Australia has been shaped by fire for thousands of years. Tasmania farmers say 2019 bushfires were enabled by a lack of fire management. 60,000 hectares were burned, fuelled by scrub which were restricted from burning back.

Season 1, Episode 7 - Malla Rising

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Mallacoota made international headlines during the bushfire crisis when the sky above it turned red. The town is now leading the way in bushfire recovery - opting to do it all themselves - rather than rely on government.

Season 1, Episode 6 - Timber Trouble

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Timber towns in New South Wales are against the clock to salvage trees killed in bushfires. Blackened logs can still be processed, but the loss of timber from pine plantations creates economic uncertainty for the region.

Season 1, Episode 1 - Fire Power

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Although Australia is shaped by fire and flood, bushfires are a man-made phenomenon. Historian and author Bill Gammage explains Australia could better deal with fire risks by understanding how Aboriginal people used it.

Season 1, Episode 5 - Blaze Aid

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The Australian bushfires of Black Saturday, 7 February 2009, caused the death of 173 people. With the guidance of one farming couple, volunteers from around the nation rallied to help rebuild fences, lives and communities.

Season 1, Episode 4 - Firestorm

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In 2017 the Australian state of New South Wales was battling fires. Some of the worst conditions were around a place called Dunedoo. Tens of thousands of hectares of land were burnt. But could it have been handled better?