Prescribed burns to begin
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.