Grass fire fears during hot summer after wet winter

By Jamieson Murphy
Updated December 1 2016 - 10:54am, first published 10:06am
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.

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