For what seems like the past decade, we have been advised that a prescribed burn will happen in the state forest that borders our vineyard. Alas, each year and for whatever reason no controlled fires have taken place. After the recent bush fires in the Nannup Shire, it does leave me a bit on edge. We have reviewed our response in case any fires reach the vineyard but depending on the wind and direction of any fire, it is possible we may only have one way to leave the farm safely. Taking a break from the farm chores we drove the 25 to 30 kms south of the vineyard to the recent Nannup bushfire area. A devastating sight.