March 31 marked the official end to the quietest fire season in more than a decade, according to the NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS).
It’s a stark contrast to the devastating 2019/20 season.
NSW RFS Commissioner Rob Rogers said this bush fire season had been a welcome change in terms of fire activity, property damage and hours committed by volunteer firefighters.
“Firefighters have responded to just over 5500 bush and grass fires burning 30,963 hectares across NSW, considerably less than the 11,400 fires and 5.5 million hectares lost last season”, Commissioner Rogers said.
“There has been just 11 days of total fire bans compared to 60 days last season, marking the quietest bush fire season since 2010/11.”
Commissioner Rogers said that…