Prescribed burn planned near Tulka

First prescribed burn for spring planned

The first prescribed burn on Lower Eyre Peninsula for spring is set to take place near Tulka on Wednesday, weather permitting.

The Department of Environment and Water and the Country Fire Service will conduct a prescribed burn across 163.7 hectares west of Tulka, on SA Water land in the Lincoln Basin.

The burn has been planned to reduce fuel loads and minimise the risk of bushfire for Tulka and Port Lincoln.

Beginning at 10.30am the burn is expected to be completed by 10pm the same day, with aerial ignition used for this burn.

The public are warned smoke and fire activity may be observed in the area in the days following the burn and will be patrolled until considered safe.

Prescribed burns will only be done when it is considered safe and can be cancelled at short notice.

This is one of three prescribed burns planned for the Lower Eyre Peninsula this season.

For a list of prescribed burns across the state visit the Department of Environment and Water website.