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Facts of fire - Part 6 Grassfires

In todays final instalment of the Facts of Fire series we are covering grassfires.

Fires don’t just happen in the country, if you live near grasslands, parks or paddocks, you are at risk of grassfires.

Grassfires can be just as dangerous as bushfires – grass is the most predominant fuel type in Australia. It ignites very quickly, burns rapidly and can travel at speeds of up to 25 Kilometres per hour.

In rural areas, if a grassfire starts, you should leave as early as possible and move to built up areas well away from the fire.

For more information about how to prepare your property for the risk of fire this summer visit

Make sure you have the VicEmergency app on your smart devices so you can get early warning of fire activity in your area.

Remember indecision and confusion during a fire could be a killer and on high-risk fire days, leaving early before a fire starts, is always the safest option.

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