Record heat, low rain leave regions 'primed' to ignite

By Peter Hannam
Updated January 12 2013 - 10:52am, first published 9:16am
Adding fuel to the fire - a backburn operation engulfs scrubland near Jugiong in the Riverina. Photo: Supplied
Adding fuel to the fire - a backburn operation engulfs scrubland near Jugiong in the Riverina. Photo: Supplied

A LEADING weather researcher says Australia's great heatwave this year and low rainfall have left some regions ''primed to go''.

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