Glass causes fires
NOT ALL bushfires are started by the thoughtless disposal of cigarette butts.
No, not even by lightning strikes or deliberate lighting by twisted individuals who then turn out to fight the blaze and earn the praise of the community.Read more
Many fires are started by glass which is strewn along our country roads.
Any schoolchild can tell you how light through glass can produce heat, then a flame resulting in a fully blown bushfire.
Volunteers from Toodyay and the Swan Valley clean up Toodyay Road at least once a year.
This should not be a necessary exercise for the vollies to do.
There are many rubbish receptacles in the lay-bys and rest spots.
These bins should be empty as all responsible touring motorists should be taking their rubbish home.
Let’s keep WA beautiful.
Rubbish strewn along our road sides blows into paddocks and glass shards are a fire risk.
Water to fight fires is in limited reserve and is needed for human and animal survival.
When it is used to extinguish unnecessary bushfires, it is a serious waste of a scarce resource – it is sinful, as well as being wasteful.
Patricia de Soto-Phillips