I don’t know what the intentions of three teenage boys were when they tried to light a couple of fires but it needs to be made clear to everyone in our community starting fires at this time of the year is an unacceptable risk to everyone. I am of the view that if anyone is caught starting fires without the required permits and/or permission that large fines need to be handed out. I don’t want to see anyone injured or lose their life or houses or property destroyed because anyone starts fires illegally and especially when the weather is hot at this time of the year.

Three teenagers cautioned after Baldivis scrub fires