THE National Fire Authority responds to a daily average of four to five calls of out-of-control bush and rubbish fires in the Western Division.
This was confirmed by authority CEO John O'Connor who said the authority became involved when homes and lives were threatened.
"In the Western Division, NFA stations are responding to up to five such calls per day when these bush and grass fires are threatening homes," he said in a statement.
"We are concerned since we are currently experiencing hot, dry and windy conditions which assist in the quick spread of fire.
"Grass, rubbish and bushfires are one of NFA's major problems as these are becoming a major risk to properties, road users and to the health and wellbeing of members of the community."
Mr O'Connor said the Western Division recorded the highest number of bush, rubbish and grass fire incidents.
"NFA attended to 499 bush, rubbish and grassfires from January to August this year, 340 alone in the Western Division.
"NFA has also attended to 80 bush, grass and rubbish fires in the Central Division and 29 in the Northern Division.
"Attending to bush, grass and rubbish fires has greatly impacted our operations in the Western Division as the majority of these bush, rubbish and grassfires take place in rural areas which are far away from fire stations.
"However, recently bush and grassfires are occurring near to the towns and cities and we are greatly concerned since it is compromising the properties, business and safety of the members of the community near the towns."
Mr O'Connor urged members of the community to use other safer methods of clearing grass fields.