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What causes bush fires? 
Find out by exploring the gallery below.

How did that bush fire start?

After the fire is out, Fire Investigators have to work out how the bush fires started.

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Imagine you are a Fire Investigator. What tools might you use?

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Once the cause of a fire is found, things can be done to stop it happening again.

  • How bush fires start,
  • Using fire safely,
  • Being prepared,
  • Fire experiences,
  • People,
  • Environment


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.

All kinds of things can start fires.

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