What are grassfires and how do they behave?
Grassfires spread much faster than bushfires and can be extremely dangerous. Understand what causes them, the risks involved and how to prepare for grassfires this summer.
Grassfires are often underestimated in urban areas. Grass can dry out quickly in high temperatures, and long grass can be a fire risk. These fires can spread rapidly, fueled by fine grasses, and can generate intense radiant heat.
The Country Fire Authority (CFA) urges the importance of understanding the characteristics and behaviour of grassfires to help reduce the risk to your family and property. By taking proactive measures to reduce fuel loads, maintain your home and stay vigilant, you could mitigate the risk of grassfires and help protect yourself, your family and your home.