Every year, people are killed or seriously injured by bushfires. If you’re travelling or staying near bushland, fire is a real risk for you.
If you plan to travel in bushfire season it’s essential you know what to do if you encounter a bushfire.
DFES’ Travelling During Bushfire Season webpage and Bushfire Travellers Checklist publication provides information that can help you to:
An open campfire is part of camping. But campfires can easily cause a bushfire if you do not build or extinguish them correctly and at certain times of the year outside fires are prohibited.
Prohibited burning times are declared by Local Government stipulating the times of the year that it is unlawful to have an outside fires. This is separate to a Total Fire Ban that is declared for a day when a fire is most likely to spread rapidly (because of extreme fire weather) or if there are already widespread fires and resources are stretched.
DFES’ Campfire Safety webpage provides simple tips to stay safe when camping including:
For further bushfire information please visit dfes.wa.gov.au
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