Firefighters warn of busy season
CENTRAL Australia is preparing for a busy fire season, with above-average rainfall providing increased fuel loads for bushfires.
Bushfires NT and the NT Fire and Rescue Service issued the fire season warning yesterday.
Senior fire control officer Joshua Fischer said landholders needed to plan and prepare now for what is set to be a busier bushfire season than previous years.
“Above-average rainfall for much of Central Australia during the past two years has increased fuel loads and fire potential in the Burt Plains and MacDonnell regions,” he said.
“Low-lying and water drainage areas have higherthan-normal fuel loads associated with consecutive rain events and the distribution of introduced grass species.”