Australia: Climate change forcing rethink on fire risk, RFS chief Shane Fitzsimmons says

Australian Broadcasting Corporation: Climate change is having an impact on every level of fire management, the New South Wales rural fire chief has said on the first anniversary of the Blue Mountains bushfires. The NSW Rural Fire Service Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons said with more days of high fire danger, there is now a shrinking window of opportunity to carry out back-burning and other hazard reduction. "If our window of opportunity continues to shrink, in order to get those really important pre-season activities underway......

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