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What causes bush fires? 
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Bush fire arson is dangerous

It is a crime to deliberately light a fire in the bush. Bush fire arson is dangerous. It can destroy lives, properties and have long term effects on the environment.

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Imagine you see a person acting suspiciously in the bush, then you see smoke. What can you do?

Hey Firestormers!

Knowing the cause of fires can help the NSW Rural Fire Service.

  • How bush fires start,
  • Fire in the environment,
  • Prevent,
  • People


One year on from the 2019/2020 summer catastrophic bushfires, the Central Coast Council took time to say ‘thank you’ to the volunteers, frontline workers and residents who helped to protect the community and give back during one of the most devastating natural disasters the Coast has ever seen. The bush fires of summer 2019/20 will leave a lasting impact on us all. As we hear the unique stories of 15 courageous locals who gave so much during this time, one common theme shines through: the strength, resilience and spirit of the Central Coast community.

Bush fire arson is a crime. There are heavy penalties for people convicted of deliberately lighting a fire.

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