Prescribed burn at Fairview Conservation Park

Date posted: 22 May 2024

A prescribed burn is planned at Fairview Conservation Park, in the Limestone Coast, on Thursday 23 May and Friday 24 May, weather conditions permitting.

  • The burn will start at 11.15am on Thursday 23 May and is likely to be completed by 5:00pm on Friday 24 May.
  • The area to be burnt is 187.8 hectares within the park off Woolumbool Road near Lucindale.
  • The burn is to create low fuel areas to reduce the risk of bushfires impacting communities in the area.
  • Woolumbool Road and some local residences will be impacted by the smoke. Signage will but positioned on that road to the north and south of the burn area.
  • National Parks and Wildlife Service crews will remain on site until safe.

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.

For the most up-to-date information and to find a list of planned prescribed burns, visit the DEW website.

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