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Cyclone Disaster Remembered

  Forty years ago in April 1978, Cyclone Alby brought one of Western Australia’s worst storm and bushfire crises to the South-west and Great Southern regions. Both were severely hit. Five lives were lost in the storm and dozens injured. Hundreds of…

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Autumn Smoke

The skies in South Western WA this autumn have carried large volumes of smoke from prescribed burning in forests along the Darling Range. While there have been some complaints from urban areas about the amount of smoke, the Bushfire Front applauds the…

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The Sawyers Bushfire – Disaster Averted

The January 2018 Sawyers Valley bushfire occurred under moderate temperature but windy conditions. Believed to have been started by an arsonist, the fire started at about 8 AM alongside Gorrie Road and moved rapidly to the west-south-west in jarrah and wandoo forest,…

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Bushfire Threat To Water Purity

The devastation caused by large, intense bushfires on communities, forests and farms is well-known. It is a focus for the media every time there is a fire. What is less well-known is the damage from wildfire to our water catchments. The 2005…

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Emergency Services Levy

  THE EMERGENCY SERVICES LEVY   Each year all landholders in WA pay an Emergency Services Levy (ESL), which is intended to be a fair way of raising the funds necessary for emergency services such as sea rescue and urban firefighting. The…

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Bushfire Management Must Be Fixed

  A proposal by the Bush Fire Front Inc., March 2016 Introduction The 2016 Waroona/Yarloop fire is the latest in a growing number of serious bushfires in the South west of WA. The graph below demonstrates this clearly. Current bushfire arrangements in WA…

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Smoke

The Smoke Issue The smoke that arises from bushfires, whether it comes from prescribed burns or from wildfires, is a controversial subject in Western Australia. Every time the metropolitan area is affected by smoke drift from a prescribed burn in nearby forests…

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