Burden proof of fickle fire

Lynette Burden has noticed more wildlife in her yard since the fires. Picture: Bruce Hunt d422760
Lynette Burden has noticed more wildlife in her yard since the fires. Picture: Bruce Hunt d422760

Lynette Burden, whose house on Gilfellon Road was miraculously spared when her neighbours were not so lucky, is back to tending her garden, with the view of the singed Gilfellon Park just across the road.

Ms Burden spoke to the Hills Gazette about her experience on January 12.

‘My daughter, who lives in the area, was on holiday at the time and she was in New York and she knew about it before I did,’ she said.

‘I was sitting at my computer that day trying to find out what all the noise was.

‘I had to evacuate for five days; I stayed with my son in Ellenbrook.’

Ms Burden said since the fire was put out and things began to slowly go back to the way they were, she noticed more wildlife in her tree-filled yard.

‘We saved a bobtail which was just released last week; it had been in intensive care,’ she said.

‘But I have seen more birds here than before the fire.’