Defence took 45 minutes to alert ESA after Orroral Valley blaze ignited

Dan Jervis-Bardy
By Dan Jervis-Bardy
Updated November 30 2020 - 8:05am, first published 7:20am
ACT Emergency Services Agency Commissioner Georgeina Whelan and ACT Parks and Conservation Manager Brett McNamara disembark from an MRH-90 Taipan helicopter at Mt Ginini. Picture: Department of Defence

A Defence helicopter crew took 45 minutes to alert the ACT Emergency Services Agency to the location of a fire it accidentally sparked in late January, which went on to burn through 80 per cent of Namadgi National Park.

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Dan Jervis-Bardy

Dan Jervis-Bardy

Federal Politics Reporter

Dan covers federal politics from Parliament House, with a special focus on climate policy and the NDIS. He has previously reported on ACT politics and urban affairs since joining the Canberra Times in 2018.

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