Australia is facing the potential for another difficult bushfire season, forecast
in the Southern Australia Seasonal
Bushfire Outlook released today.
Outlook, developed by the Bushfire and Natural Hazards Cooperative Research
Centre, predicts that high fuel loads will bring above average bushfire risk to
the South West, Western Gascoyne, Pilbara and Eucla regions over the summer.
Deputy Commissioner Steve Fewster said the bushfire outlook was a warning for
individuals, families and businesses to get prepared.
catastrophic devastation caused by bushfires last summer is a stark reminder of
the dangers of living in Western Australia,” Deputy Commissioner Fewster said.
Esperance and Yarloop communities are recovering from the tragic bushfires that
impacted them last summer.
upcoming season has the potential to bring devastating and dangerous bushfires.
we can’t predict where the next bushfire will occur, and I encourage everyone
to assume that this year a bushfire will occur near them, and make themselves
familiar with the bushfire safety information available.
all need to play our part to safeguard ourselves, our families and property -
you can start preparing now by creating a bushfire survival plan and making
plans to reduce fuel loads surrounding your property.
season firefighters responded to nearly 5,000 bushfires and it only takes one
of these to change your life forever.
staff and volunteers, alongside Parks and Wildlife, Western Power, Local
Governments and their volunteer firefighters are working hard to prepare for
the season ahead – but we need everyone to play their part to be bushfire
more information about preparing for bushfires search ‘Are You Bushfire Ready’.
more information about the Southern
Australia Seasonal Bushfire Outlook visit www.bnhcrc.com.au