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Prescribed burn at Finger Point – continuation

Date posted: 18 Mar 2021

A prescribed burn at Finger Point Waste Water Treatment Plant, 3km north-west of Port Macdonnell in the Limestone Coast, will continue today Thursday 18 March 2021, weather conditions permitting.

  • This is a continuation of a burn which commenced on Wednesday 17 March 2021
  • The prescribed burn will start at 11:30am and should be complete by 6:30pm.
  • It will affect about 9 hectares within the property.
  • The objective of this burn is fuel reduction and to assist with weed control.
  • No road closures planned, however access may be restricted along the last section of Finger Point Road beyond the junction of Finger Point and Surfers Way, past the waste transfer station and look out.
  • Smoke from this burn is likely to impact the area and roads around Cape Douglas.

The burn will be carried out by the Department for Environment and Water (DEW) with support from local CFS Volunteers, SA Water, South East Aboriginal Focus Group, and the Burrandies Aboriginal Corporation. 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.

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.