Sunday, 23 August 2009

Hazard Reduction Time

It looks as though the dampness in the air and ground may be reducing and giving the RFS guys a chance to to reduce available fuels.

You can't stop bush fires occurring but performing a hazard reduction will hopefully reduce the fuels that cause a severe bush fire. Reducing the fuel will aid in the containment of a severe bush fire.

This photo was taken from the back of my house and shows hazard reduction in the Blue Mountains.

5 comments:

Vandiva said...

Very scary, but very interesting information, Mandy!

Dashery Jewelry said...

It does look ominous, but a controlled burn is always better than an uncontrolled one, right? They burn some of the fields in my part of the US to help control the wildfires. It always looks so dangerous, but I'd think burning brush would be even more so.

GrandmaMarilyns said...

Sorry you didn't get to go play. Hopefully soon.

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Chrisy said...

Hope you're holding up okay down there...it's so hot...and dry..