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What causes bush fires? 
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How does weather can affect bush fires?

Understanding weather is a key tool for firefighters.

Check out a poster explaining the impact of weather on a bush fire


Imagine it is the middle of summer. How could you find out about tomorrow’s weather forecast?

Hey firestormers!

During bush fire season, always look at the weather forecasts.

  • Weather and fire,
  • Fire behaviour,
  • Place,
  • 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.

Wind speed, temperature, humidity and underlying dryness in the landscape affect the intensity of bush fires.

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