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Prescribed burn in Ngarkat Conservation Park

Date posted: 19 Mar 2020

A prescribed burn is planned in Ngarkat Conservation Park on Friday 20 March weather conditions permitting.

  • The prescribed burn will start at 11.30am on Friday 20 March 2020 and should be complete by 9:00pm that day.
  • The burn will impact an estimated 1583 hectares of land in the southern end of the park near Baan Hill Track approximately 20 kilometres northeast of Keith
  • This burn aims to create a fuel reduced buffer within the park to reduce the risk of fire moving through the landscape.

The burn will be carried out by the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) and the local CFS brigade has been invited to attend. A crew will remain on site until it is safe to leave.

The objective of this burn is to reduce fuels in the area to prevent the spread of bushfire. It is part of a statewide program of prescribed burning planned to protect communities and assets at risk.

Prescribed burns will only be carried out when it is deemed safe to do so and may be cancelled at short notice.

For the most up-to-date information on prescribed burns follow @SAENVIRWATER on Twitter.

A list of planned prescribed burns is available on the DEW website.