Prescribed burns provide Edgewater resident with ‘interesting’ photo op; burns continue across Perth


A prescribed burn near Wanneroo on October 5. Picture: Alan Simpson
Prescribed burns provide Edgewater resident with ‘interesting’ photo op; burns continue across Perth
Prescribed burns provide Edgewater resident with ‘interesting’ photo op; burns continue across Perth
A prescribed burn near Wanneroo on October 5. Picture: Alan Simpson

EDGEWATER resident Alan Simpson captured the glow of a prescribed burn on the horizon yesterday.

Mr Simpson said the controlled burn-off preparing for the summer season “made for interesting photo opportunity”.

He took several photos of the fire looking east from his front yard about 7pm on October 5.

The Parks and Wildlife Service at the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions conducted burns 19km north-north-west of Wanneroo and 14km north-east of Two Rocks yesterday.

Today’s burns include a site 14km east-south-east of Yanchep, 5km east of Bedfordale, 3km south-east of Jarrahdale, 2km east of Roleystone and 12km south-east of Kalamunda.

The department advised motorists to take care, turn on headlights and follow traffic management signs when driving through areas affected by smoke.

In a daily alert, it said prescribed burns created low-fuel areas in a mosaic of burnt and unburnt patches across the landscape, which helped stem the spread of bushfires.

“It is the primary tool available to the department to manage fuel loads, which helps protect the community by minimising the impact of bushfires,” the alert said.

Visit www.dbca.wa.gov.au/prescribedburning for more.

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