Open burning still an issue

I read with great interest the article ‘Get ready for hot, dry season’ published in the Weekend Bulletin on February 8.

With the hot and dry season upon us, it is easier for a small spark to turn into a huge fire.

Despite this, I have seen many cases of open burning still happening, sometimes in public view. I understand that there are penalties and fines for those caught open burning but I also realise that this is not enforced strictly enough.

Are the authorities actually doing anything about it?