Prescribed burn at Neagle’s Rock Reserve

Date posted: 27 Apr. 2022

A prescribed burn is planned for Neagle’s Rock Reserve and private land on the west side of Neagle’s Rock Road, between Kelly Street and the Neagle’s Rock car park entrance, Clare, on Thursday 28 April 2022, weather conditions permitting.

  • The burn will commence at 10am and is expected to be complete by 8pm.
  • It will affect about 9 hectares.
  • The objective of the burn is to create low fuel areas west of residential areas to reduce the risk of bushfires impacting on Clare. It will also provide opportunities for the regeneration of threatened plant species.
  • Neagle’s Rock Reserve will be closed to the public on the day of the burn and the day following.
  • Neagle’s Rock Road will be closed to through traffic from Kelly Road to the Neagle’s Rock Reserve car park.
  • Residents of properties within the burn area are permitted to enter and exit but need to follow directions of fire crew and give way to emergency vehicles.
  • Neagle’s Rock Road will be impacted by smoke.
  • The area south of Clare will be affected by moderate smoke on the day of the burn. Some smoke and fire activity may be observed on the day and following the burn.

The burn will be carried out by NPWS on behalf of Clare and Gilbert Valley Council. Local CFS Volunteers have been invited to attend. A crew will remain on site until it is safe to leave.

NPWS 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.