Frequent fire makes the bush more likely to burn, UOW study finds

Kate McIlwain
By Kate McIlwain
Updated August 7 2018 - 10:45pm, first published 5:30am
Challenging assumptions: Fire crews performing a hazard reduction burn in Wiseman's Park on behalf of Wollongong council in May. Picture: Adam McLean.

As firefighters prepare for an earlier than normal bush fire season, hazard reduction burns have again become a fixture in the Illawarra.

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Kate McIlwain

Kate McIlwain

Journalist

For the past 11 years, I've helped the Illawarra Mercury set the news agenda across the region. In that time I've covered breaking news, education, politics, urban affairs, council, environment, data journalism and development news. More recently, I became the paper's health reporter - covering the stories of Illawarra workers and residents two years into a global pandemic and at a time where our health systems are stretched to the limit.

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