The strategy for fighting fires used to be to wait until it arrived. Nowadays, with the use of water carrying aviation and RAFT, fires can be fought and contained where they start. During the 2012/2013 bushfire season there were approximately 10 fires to the north and west of our two villages, all contained with this strategy. The downside is that the bush does not get a chance to burn so if any fires escape containment the risk to Mt Wilson and Mt Irvine is greatly increased (see 2013 State Mine Fire).