WA Parks and Wildlife will be conducting prescribed burns on October 15

Photo: Supplied.
Photo: Supplied.

WA Parks and Wildlife Service have issued a warning about prescribed burns taking place 18 kilometres south west of Collie.

They advice that there will be smoke in the area and motorists should take care, turn on headlights and carefully follow traffic management signs.

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. It is the primary tool available to the department to manage fuel loads, which helps protect the community by minimising the impact of bushfires.

Prescribed burning may be conducted by multiple government agencies and private landowners as part of our shared responsibility for keeping communities safe.

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

This story Prescribed burns south west of Collie first appeared on Bunbury Mail.