Prescribed burn for Pinkawillinie

BURN: DEW Fire Crew Nat Staniford and Tim Werfel oversee a prescribed burn at the Lincoln National Park.
BURN: DEW Fire Crew Nat Staniford and Tim Werfel oversee a prescribed burn at the Lincoln National Park.

A number of autumn prescribed burns are planned for the Eyre Peninsula, including the Pinkawillinie Conservation Park .

The Environment and Water Department (DEW) will be conducting the burns when weather conditions are suitable in conjunction with local CFS brigades.

The Lincoln National Park, Venus Bay Conservation Reserve, Bascomb Well Conservation Park and private land north of Tulka have been earmarked for prescribed burns.

DEW Fire Management Officer Aaron Macumber said planned burns could begin within the week.

"Many areas of Australia have been impacted by bushfires this year, which highlights the importance of this program to reduce risks to our community," he said.

"Many of these burns can create a significant smoke column, which is normal for burns of this size in mallee vegetation."

Community members can keep track of planned burns in their area through an interactive map available at www.environment.sa.gov.au/topics/fire-management/upcoming-prescribed-burns