Canberra bushfire

Does anyone have any further insight into this ?
I’m at a bit of a loss as to how can this be drought or no.

February 4 2020 - 11:50AM

Fire near Canberra Airport started by sentinel beehive operation

‘No one has provided background on the nature of the Canberra operation, nor the arrangements under which the Canberra beekeepers maintain the hive, nor the authority under which the hive operates in the forest. Nor has anyone specified the hive location.’