Spring rain may delay Gippsland's bushfire season
With a La Nina weather event expected to bring heavier Spring rain, the CFA is predicting a later start to the upcoming bushfire season.
Last year's devastating season started around September but fuel areas are far less dry this year, potentially pushing the start back to December or early January.
CFA Assistant Chief Officer - South East Region, Trevor Owen said they are prepared for whatever comes this summer.
"If the weather changes and it does start to dry out earlier than what we predict, we are ready to protect the communities.