Pre­scribed burns to be­gin

Manjimup-Bridgetown Times - - News -

Pre­scribed burns for the spring sea­son are un­der way through­out the State.

The aim of pre­scribed burn­ing is to re­duce the build-up of flammable veg­e­ta­tion and ground fuel.

The Depart­ment of Bio­di­ver­sity, Con­ser­va­tion and At­trac­tions parks and wildlife ser­vice will use weather con­di­tions to un­der­take pre­scribed burns.

There will be a mix of big­ger burns on for­est ar­eas and smaller burns closer to com­mu­ni­ties and town­sites.

In ad­di­tion to weather con­di­tions, cri­te­ria to hold a pre­scribed burn also in­cludes the level of fuel mois­ture in the area.

“The spring months al­low a short win­dow of op­por­tu­nity for depart­ment staff and vol­un­teers to safely un­der­take this vi­tal work and we thank the com­mu­nity for their pa­tience and un­der­stand­ing dur­ing this time,” En­vi­ron­ment Min­is­ter Stephen Daw­son said.

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