Working children will often assist in the preparation of bonfires, scrub burns and post-harvest paddock burns.
Excessive use of accelerants (petrol, kerosene) to light fires also creates a serious risk which can result in life long disfiguring injuries.
Children have also been seriously injured by flying debris and explosions caused by placement of inappropriate materials (e.g. aerosol cans/household items) into bonfires.
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