'Reckless' landowners who allow burn-offs to leave their properties are not being prosecuted, inquiry told

By Joanne McCarthy
February 25 2020 - 9:00am
Warning: Hunter man and former RFS fire investigator Rick Miller. He has told the NSW Independent Bushfire Inquiry that the current state system of bushfire investigation is failing. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers.
Warning: Hunter man and former RFS fire investigator Rick Miller. He has told the NSW Independent Bushfire Inquiry that the current state system of bushfire investigation is failing. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers.

BUSHFIRE investigation in NSW is failing the community with a significant group of fire-lighters - "reckless" landowners allowing fires to run into bush or national parks before the start of each fire season - slipping through the net, one of the state's most experienced bushfire investigators has told the NSW Independent Bushfire Inquiry.

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