NT fire service says ERA, which operates the Ranger uranium mine, ignored its recommendation there should be no burn due to high fire danger

A mining company defied warnings from the authorities and went ahead with a controlled burn in Kakadu national park, which then got out of control, the Northern Territory fire service has said.

A federal investigation is currently underway into a bushfire which burned through 200 sq km of the Kakadu national park and threatened heritage-listed and culturally significant sites.

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Source: Guardian Environment