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Land owners urged to exercise caution when conducting burns near electrical assets

Jul 25th 2023

Land owners urged to exercise caution when conducting burns near electrical assets

Preparations for this year’s bushfire season are currently underway with Energy Network and the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) urging land owners to prioritise safety when conducting hazard reduction burns near electrical assets.

Ergon Work Group Leader Craig Maddy said, “More than a dozen powerpoles were brought down by landowner’s burns getting out of control last year bringing down poles, powerlines and cutting supply to entire communities in some cases.

“In addition to the inconvenience of widespread power disruptions, fallen power lines can cause serious injury or even death to people and livestock that come into contact with it.

“So we’re asking any landowners who are about to burn to ensure vegetation is cleared within a five metre radius of the base of a pole.”

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