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Prescribed burn at Cherry Gardens

Date posted: 12 Oct 2020

A prescribed burn is planned on private land near the Cherry Gardens electricity substation on Tuesday 13 October 2020, weather conditions permitting.

  • The prescribed burn will start at 11.30am and is likely to be completed by 6pm on Tuesday 13 October.
  • The area to be burnt is 5.2 hectares on private land surrounding the Cherry Gardens substation.
  • The landscape protection burn will assist to reduce the bushfire risk to the area.
  • Some smoke and fire activity may be observed near Formby Road, Frith Road and Lafferty Road at Cherry Gardens in the days following the burns but it will be patrolled until it is safe.
  • Traffic management may be in place on Frith Road, near the Cherry Gardens electricity substation. Members of the public are asked to follow the directions of fire crews if entering near the prescribed burn.

The burn will be conducted by the Department for Environment and Water. The objective of prescribed burning is to reduce fuel loads to mitigate the risk of bushfire. This burn 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.