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Burn off call on fire risk

People are urged to start preparing for bushfires.
People are urged to start preparing for bushfires.

BUSHFIRE season is approaching and firies are urging landowners to make their last-minute efforts to cut the fuel loads on their properties.

Volunteer Community Education's Alan Beaver said last week's high fire danger was stabilising and now was the time to take action.

But he still urged caution.

"The bushfire risk has settled down now but our concern is this wind - if you get a windless day you can get away with a burn," he said. "There were quite a number of controlled burns over the weekend and we have three planned for the near future.

"This time of the year is always when we get the westerly winds, so we have to be careful."

Mr Beaver said those who could not pull off a controlled burn due to the conditions still had the option of slashing or grazing excess vegetation.

He advised against using poisons due to the short time period until the danger settles in.

Although it is clear the season is on its way, Mr Beaver said it was difficult to pinpoint exactly when it would get into full swing.

"Between now and Christmas is the time we need to watch and be careful with."

Topics:  bushfire season




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