Prescribed burns near Collie

Prescribed burns are planned for areas near Collie. Photo: Shannon Wood.

Prescribed burns are planned for areas near Collie. Photo: Shannon Wood.

The Department of Parks and Wildlife is today conducting prescribed burns at the following locations to manage bushfire risk, for nature conservation and for forest management.

17km east-north-east of Collie

5km south-west of Collie

Motorists should take care, turn on headlights and carefully follow traffic management signs when driving through areas affected by smoke. 

People with conditions exacerbated by smoke should take precautions in line with their medical advice for these circumstances.

Prescribed burns create low-fuel areas in a mosaic of burnt and unburnt patches across the landscape, which help stem the spread of bushfires.

Prescribed burning is the primary tool available to Parks and Wildlife to manage fuel loads, which helps protect the community by minimising the impact of bushfires.

Videos highlighting the extensive planning that goes into the department’s prescribed burning program can be viewed by visiting:www.dpaw.wa.gov.au/prescribedburning

Details of burns are available on Parks and Wildlife’s website at www.dpaw.wa.gov.au/todaysburns

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