Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 3


Western Australia, Fire hazards, Fire forecasts, New Weather Bureau Service

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The ever-increasing destruction by grass and forest fires during the summer months serves to emphasise the fact that may people are still showing considerable apathy towards this serious danger to property and life. In an effort to stimulate interest in prevention and control the Rural Bush Fire Prevention Advisory Committee, towards the end of last summer, convened a meeting to which representatives from the Forestry, Railways and Meteorological Departments were invited. The outcome of this meeting was that the Weather Bureau agreed to institute a fire hazard forecasting network to cover most of the agricultural areas in the South-West of the state.