Shire prepares for bush fire season

The Shire of Collie has been preparing their bush fire hazard reduction plans for the coming bush fire season, with the time leading into the warmer weather providing an opportunity for the Shire’s seven bush fire brigades to action these plans.

Although the rain has held on longer than expected, the brigades are using every window of opportunity to undertake bush fire hazard reduction burns on Shire reserves and other land, in an effort to protect the community from bush fire over the summer months.

Other agencies active in the area of bush fire mitigation and prescribed burns are also making the most of the diminishing time available to safely and effectively manage the risk posed to the community from bush fire.

The Collie Shire Brigades, Collie Volunteer Fire and Rescue and the Wellington Office of the Department of Parks and Wildlife, whose office is located in Collie, are collaboratively undertaking a range of bush fire hazard reduction works within the Shire of Collie.

The Williams Road Brigade, Captained by Julian Martin, undertook a prescribed burn on private property on Wednesday 12th October, along Ewing St with the objective of reducing the fuel load of the bush block while protecting neighbouring properties.

Residents and land owners can support the plans of the agencies and the hard working brigade volunteers, by ensuring that fuel loads and fire risk is minimized on their own land in time for the bush fire season.