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Men fined for lighting campfire that caused Fraser Island to burn for two months

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Thursday January 21, 2021

Two men are fined for illegally lighting a campfire on Fraser Island (K’gari) which led to a major blaze that burnt through half of the World Heritage-listed island within two months.

The fire on Fraser Island (K’Gari) burned for two months (Photo: Butchulla Aboriginal Corporation)

Two men have been fined for illegally lighting a campfire on Fraser Island (K’gari) which led to a major blaze that burnt through half of the World Heritage-listed island within two months.

Liam Cheshire pleaded guilty in the Hervey Bay Magistrates Court to two charges including unlawfully lighting a fire on October 14.

The court heard he was deeply remorseful and was fined $1,334 with no conviction recorded.

Another man, Dominic McGahn, also pleaded guilty to one charge of unlawfully lighting a fire and…



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