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Forest Fire Danger Rating

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Current condition:


 Condition Yellow – MODERATE fire risk conditions - be aware  

Advice - what you can do:

Brief overview of the Fire Danger Rating System:

    Condition Green – Low Fire Risk Conditions.
Condition Green indicates that fire danger status is favourable, and where vegetation can be ignited, there is a low rate of fire spread and wildfire risk.
    Condition Yellow – Moderate Fire Risk. Be Aware.
Condition Yellow is the default condition during the main wildfire risk period from March to September. Forest managers and owners, and people concerned with farming and upland management should be aware of the inherent fire risk during this period.
    Condition Orange – High Fire Risk. Be Prepared.
Condition Orange will generally derive from extended periods of low precipitation, moderate relative humidity and low to moderate wind conditions which have the capacity to significantly increase the risk of wildfire initiation and spread.
    Condition Red – Extreme Fire Risk. Take Immediate Action.
Under extreme fire risk conditions any ignition source in hazardous fuels will give rise to rapid and unpredictable wildfire development and spread. Under these conditions, in upland situations fire can be expected to cover extensive areas and pose extreme difficulties to suppression efforts and may give rise to major emergency scenarios.

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