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Firefighters conduct property protection as a bushfire approaches homes at Woodford NSW, Friday, November 8, 2019. Calls for more controlled burning are common after a major bushfire. DAN HIMBRECHTS/AAP

A surprising answer to a hot question: controlled burns often fail to slow a bushfire

Despite the hype around hazard reduction burning this week, evidence shows the measure does not necessarily reduce the bushfire risk.

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