Bushfire season update – December

CFA Senior Researcher Bushfire Research and Development Rachel Bessell presents the bushfire seasonal outlook for December 2019.

Bushfire season update - December

Timbarra fires January 2019. Photo by Ruby Fire Brigade

In the video below, Rachel explains the increased potential for large fires due to Victoria experiencing very dry landscapes, as well as the potential high occurrence of plume-dominated fires in forests affected by drought.

As a result, operational and management decisions will need to consider firefighter and community safety, including increased tree hazards and prolonged exposure for smoke for some communities.

We want to make sure Victorians are well informed about the conditions we are up against this fire season.

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