Bushfire Summer

Bushfire Summer

Heatwave
Season 1  |  Episode 1  |  ABC  |  December 2, 2009

On Thursday 19th January 2006 lightning starts a spate of fires across the state. With weekend temperatures set to soar into the 40s, the fire services are preparing for the worst. Then on Saturday the inevitable happens. Towns are threatened - first Erica in the east of the state, then Steiglitz in the west. Locals must decide should they stay and try to protect their home or should they go? And if they go, what should they take?

On Thursday 19th January 2006 lightning starts a spate of fires across the state. With weekend temperatures set to soar into the 40s, the fire services are preparing for the worst. Then on Saturday the inevitable happens. Towns are threatened - first Erica in the east of the state, then Steiglitz in the west. Locals must decide should they stay and try to protect their home or should they go? And if they go, what should they take?

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