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Bushfire outlook: NSW and ACT at risk of fast-moving grassfires

A grassfire near Moruya on 13 July, 2020. Photo: Alex Rea.

People living in the Southern and Central Tablelands of NSW and parts of the ACT should be on high alert for grass and crop fires this summer, experts warn.

The Bushfire & Natural Hazards Cooperative Research Centre’s (BNHCRC) latest bushfire outlook predicts above-normal fire conditions for large parts of NSW, particularly west of the Great Dividing Range, as well as grassland areas in the ACT.

Significant rainfall throughout winter and spring in NSW and the ACT has resulted in prolific grass growth. Authorities are therefore concerned about grass and crop fires this summer as they dry out in the warmer weather.

A map showing large parts of NSW and the ACT at risk of grass fires this summer.

Australian Seasonal Bushfire Outlook: December 2020 to…

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