Re­duce fuel loads

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Western Opinion -

WITH bush and ur­ban fire sea­son upon us, it is dis­turb­ing to see so much wild grass in­side and out­side of prop­er­ties through­out metropoli­tan Perth.

While ru­ral and re­gional peo­ple ha­bit­u­ally in­stall fire­breaks and re­duce fuel loads an­nu­ally, there ap­pears to be an am­biva­lence and ab­di­ca­tion of re­spon­si­bil­ity for fire min­imi­sa­tion mea­sures among ur­ban folk.

Seem­ingly lit­tle can be done to con­trol id­i­otic 'fire bug' be­hav­iour, but we can con­trol what hap­pens on our prop­er­ties, whether owned or rented.

So let's give our­selves and our com­mu­ni­ties the best present of all – a re­duc­tion of fuel loads in readi­ness for the hot months ahead. Vin­cent Cu­sack,


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