Prescribed burn at Wirrabara Conservation Park

Date posted: 16 Mar. 2021

A prescribed burn is planned at the junction of the GoKart Track and Frypan Track in Wirrabara Range Conservation Park 10 km WSW of Wirrabara, 4km north of the Bluff, commencing Wednesday 17 March 2021, weather conditions permitting.

  • The prescribed burn will start at 10:30am Wednesday 17 March and should be complete by 8pm Thursday 18 March.
  • It will affect about 240 hectares within the park.
  • The prescribed burn are will be patrolled until Sunday 21 March unless made safe by following rain.
  • The will be no public access to the burn area during operations.
  • The objective of this burn is to create a strategic fuel break to improve effectiveness of bushfire-fighting efforts and minimise the impact of bushfire on the park and surrounding properties.
  • Rain is forecast following the burn. Weather conditions over the following days are mild with high night time relative humidity.

The burn will be carried out by the Department for Environment and Water (DEW). A crew will remain on site until it is safe to leave.

NPWSSA conducts a statewide program of prescribed burns to reduce the spread and intensity of bushfires, protect communities and enhance biodiversity. Prescribed burning is just one tool used to reduce fuel loads across strategic areas of public and private land.

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

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