On the way back through the Kakadu national park there were a few controlled burns going on. Something that surprised me was the amount of heat given of. This was just the stubble, or short grass that was being burned – but the heat was fairly intense.
Looking back on the bush fires in Victoria, where whole eucalyptus forests were on fire, you have to hand it to the fire fighters. The heat would be off the scale. There’s no way you could drive to safety through it either. It puts things into perspective, well for me anyway.