Grass fire fears during hot summer after wet winter

FIRE HAZARD: Firefighters are expecting more grass fires this summer, due to the large volume of growth caused by recent rain.

FIRE HAZARD: Firefighters are expecting more grass fires this summer, due to the large volume of growth caused by recent rain.

With the third wettest winter on record, and a wet spring to boot, the region has welcomed the first day of summer with a total fire ban.

The rain has been a blessing to farmers and landholders, but it has also created a surge of grassy growth – or as firefighters call it, fuel loads.

The RFS are reminding everyone to prepare for the next three months.

During total fire bans, hot works such as welding are banned, along with camp fires, regardless of how secure the fire may seem. 

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