The Northern Territory has received above average rainfall during the wet season and is now seeing significant fuel growth, root moisture and grass curing, resulting in above normal fire potential in some northern areas from July onwards.
Acting Deputy Chief Fire Officer Joshua Fischer said, “It’s really important to ensure you are preparing your property to manage the risk of fire occurring on your land.
“The Northern Territory Fire and Rescue Service are currently undertaking firebreak inspections throughout the rural area.
“Land owners and occupiers need to ensure they have firebreaks in place to protect their properties and to provide access for firefighters conducting firefighting operations.
“Having a Bushfire Survival Plan is one of the best ways to help improve the safety of you and your family before the impact of, or during a bushfire. Your plan can help stop you from making rushed decisions at the last moment.
Residents also need to ensure they know where they can access important information during fire danger days said acting Deputy Chief Fire Officer Fischer.
“Act by keeping informed of Fire Danger Ratings and Bushfire Alerts, be ready to implement your Bushfire Survival Plan.”
To find out more about how you can prepare this bushfire season, visit https://bit.ly/3wyOdwg. For more information on the bushfire outlook for June to August 2021, visit https://www.bnhcrc.com.au/hazardnotes/97