If you’re travelling during the bush fire season, there is a chance that you could be affected by a fire. Bush and grass fires are often near roads and highways, meaning that your visibility can be reduced…or roads you are using could be closed.
NSW Rural Fire Service have published a booklet titled “Bush Fire Safety for Travellers”, which includes a checklist of what to check before you hit the road, and what to do in the event of a fire.
To download the brochure, just go to www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/plan-and-prepare/travelling-in-a-bush-fire-area.
In addition, the Rural Fire Service in each State provides information on incidents and warnings as they arise. Just go to the links below to stay up to date:
Queensland – www.ruralfire.qld.gov.au/map.html
South Australia – www.cfs.sa.gov.au/site/warnings_and_incidents.jsp
Victoria – www.warnings.cfa.vic.gov.au/#map
Western Australia – www.fire.tas.gov.au/Show?pageId=colCurrentBushfires
Northern Territory – www.pfes.nt.gov.au/Fire-and-Rescue/Incident-map.aspx
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