A bushfire smoulders in Meroo National Park on the South Coast
THIS summer is shaping up to be one of the worst bushfire seasons in years, with a series of blazes burning locally in recent weeks.
Investigations are being carried out into the cause of a fire in National Park near South Durras last Thursday.
The fire ignited about midday and burnt through about 40 hectares of park, with fire crews bringing it under control by 11.30pm that night. Fires have also flared up in bushland near Little Forest and at Termeil in the last two weeks.
We have been warned that the coming bushfire season could be one of the worst in years and is urging home and property owners to be prepared.
- Seek advice from your local brigade about simple preparation tips to keep your home and property safe.
- Very basic tasks like keeping the lawns cut and clearing overhanging tree branches and leaf litter may save your home and possessions if a bush fire does threaten this summer.
- Having a Bush Fire Survival Plan, that you have discussed with your family, and a well-prepared-property are essential for anyone living in bush fire prone areas.
- It is also important for people who work or travel through bush fire prone areas to know what they will do in the event of an emergency.
More information about protecting your property from fire is available on the
NSW RFS website www.rfs.nsw.gov.au
Bush Fire Survival Plans and preparation fact sheets are available on the NSW RFS website at www.rfs.nsw.gov.au