Not knowing the tree or the circumstances surrounding the fire, …

Comment on Another river giant goes up in flames by Bob Taylor.

Not knowing the tree or the circumstances surrounding the fire, however from my personal experience the main culprit (apart from the arsonist) for spreading fire into the river gums is not buffel grass, but the dreaded invasive couch grass.
http://www.landmanager.org.au/managing-weeds-wildlife-conservation-couch-grass-cynodon-dactylon
This is not to absolve buffel, which is where a lot of fires are started and then spread to the couch grass which tends to like our local river courses and would appear to clump around trees and when set on fire, burns hotter and for longer enabling the fire to spread into these poor old hollow gum trees.

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