Clear and present danger

Updated October 7 2013 - 11:23pm, first published September 13 2013 - 8:43pm
Intense: Hazard reduction burns in Forestville. Photo: Simone De Peak
Firefighters abandon their truck in the Londonderry blaze this week. Photo: Nick Moir
Danger ahead: Fire over Londonderry. Photo: Nick Moir

Last Saturday afternoon, while millions of Australians were busy extinguishing the dying embers of the Rudd government, incendiary activity of a more ominous nature was under way in the prime minister-elect's own backyard.