Prescribed burn near Port Lincoln

Date posted: 01 May 2024

A prescribed burn is planned near Port Lincoln, on the Eyre Peninsula, on Thursday and Friday, weather conditions permitting.

  • The prescribed burn will start at 10am Thursday 2 May 2024 and is likely to be completed by 6pm Friday 3 May.
  • The area to be burnt is 65.1 hectares in the SA Water Lincoln Underground Water Basin Reserve, approximately 10 km south-west of Port Lincoln.
  • The objective of the burn is to create low fuel areas to reduce the risk of bushfires impacting the communities of Tulka and Port Lincoln.
  • No roads or tracks will be closed.
  • Smoke may be visible for several days following the burn.
  • 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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