Two prescribed burns planned north-west of Port Lincoln

MONITOR: Crews will remain on site of the prescribed burns at Duck Ponds until the areas are deemed safe. Photo: file
MONITOR: Crews will remain on site of the prescribed burns at Duck Ponds until the areas are deemed safe. Photo: file

Two prescribed burns have been planned to clear more than 60 hectares of fuel from private land at Duck Ponds, five kilometres northwest of Port Lincoln on Tuesday.

The Department for Environment and Water has announced a prescribed burn will take place on Tuesday, October 26 on private land off of Woods Road from 9.30am with completion expected by 9pm, affecting about 59.3 hectares.

Another burn is planned in the vicinity of Kennedy Drive, Woods Road to the west and Blue Fin Road to the south, affecting about five hectares, which will begin from 4.30pm and expected to be complete by 10pm.

National Parks and Wildlife Service will carry out the burns with Local CFS volunteers invited to attend.

These burns are a part of a statewide program and aim to create a patchwork of low fuel areas to reduce the risk of bushfire for the communities of Port Lincoln and Tulka.

These burns follow one carried out near Duck Pond Drive last Tuesday which burnt over 31 hectares.

The department warns Woods Road will be impacted by smoke from the burn starting Tuesday morning with smoke from the evening burn possibly impacting Kennedy Drive.

These burns will only proceed if conditions allow and may be cancelled at short notice, and crews will remain on site until the area is deemed safe.

No roads will be closed during either operation.

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