Fire Home / Council / Environment / Conservation and natural areas / Environmental issues / Fire Page ContentFire is a serious threat to both bushlands and infrastructure during the warmer months, and can occur naturally, accidentally or deliberately. The City of Stirling conducts fire break maintenance to protect our reserves and the surrounding infrastructure. Report all fires to 000.Fire is a serious threat to our bushlands in the late spring, summer and autumn months. It can devastate the flora and fauna within the reserves and also affect surrounding infrastructure and housing. The City of Stirling undertakes fire break maintenance in all reserves prior to the onset of the fire season to protect our reserves and the surrounding infrastructure.Fires can occur naturally (eg. due to lightning strikes), or accidently (eg. by discarded cigarette butts or wood barbecues close to dry grass). Fires can also be started by arsonists. If a fire does start in your local bushland, or if you witness suspicious behaviour, do not hesitate to contact the Fire and Emergency Services Authority (FESA) at 000.For more information on fire prevention, go to our Fire safety page.