Members of our Brigade are currently busy almost every weekend with hazard reductions. Although the smokey air is unpleasant, burning the bush to reduce the fuel load is the most efficient way of reducing the risk of future bushfires. The RFS employs strategies to minimise harm, opting to carry out low, medium or high intensity burns by modulating flame heights. Sometimes we aim to only burn the dead ground level material. In addition, hazard reductions are carried out in a mosaic pattern so that wild life can move to unburnt areas for food and shelter. This smoke was from our Wildthorn Avenue HR on Wednesday 16th.