As we start to look ahead at the upcoming summer months, we can take a note from our friends Down Under. Australia’s summer (our winter) was particularly brutal this year. The spring Firewise How To newsletter looks examines the extraordinary fire conditions brought on by dry, windy, and sometimes over 113-degrees-Fahrenheit months in the southeast.
Shortly after 2013 began, five of Australia’s six states combated fires, and conditions were dangerous enough to warrant “catastrophic” fire warnings for four areas in New South Wales – the most severe fire warning designation possible. Learn about the impact of Australia’s 2013 fire season in the newsletter.