Prescribed burn at Hincks on Central Eyre Peninsula

A prescribed burn is planned at the Hincks Wilderness Protection Area on the Central Eyre Peninsula today, Wednesday, March 15, weather conditions permitting.

The burn will start at 2pm and should be complete by 9.30pm.

It will affect about 700 hectares of land 44 kilometres northeast of Cummins and 35 kilometres northwest of Port Neil on the Central Eyre Peninsula.

The Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources advises a significant smoke column will be produced during this burn, which is normal for burns of this size.

No trails or roads will be closed during the burn.

Following the burn, smoke may be visible for several days. The burn area will be patrolled for the remainder of the week.

The burn will be carried out by the department and the crew will remain on site until it is safe to leave.

The main aim of the burn is to reduce fuel in the area to prevent the spread of bushfire and to link up two fire scars from 2006.

It is part of a statewide program of prescribed burning planned to protect communities and assets at risk.

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A list of planned prescribed burns is available on the department’s website.