Second prescribed burn in Lincoln Basin planned for Sunday

BURN: Flames rise during the first prescribed burn in the Lincoln Basin on October 21.
BURN: Flames rise during the first prescribed burn in the Lincoln Basin on October 21.

A prescribed burn has been planned over a 71 hectare area southwest of Port Lincoln on Sunday, which could be the second burn to happen on Lower Eyre Peninsula this spring.

The Department for Environment and Water and the Country Fire Service has planned to conduct the burn on land adjacent to Proper Bay Road, in the Lincoln Basin on Sunday, starting at 10.30am to be finished by 10pm the same day.

This is a part of the National Parks and Wildlife Service SA's statewide program of prescribed burns of removing fuel loads to help limit the spread and intensity of bushfires, protect communities and enhance biodiversity.

The burn will take place if it is deemed safe to do so and may be cancelled at short notice.

The department warns if the burn takes place it will produce a significant amount of smoke, which is normal for burns of this size, speed restrictions will be in place on Proper Bay Road and members of the public are asked to follow the directions of fire crews.

This follows a successful prescribed burn carried out over 100 hectares in the Lincoln Basin, west of Tulka on October 21.