Today's burns

Parks and Wildlife’s prescribed burning program protects lives, property and infrastructure from bushfires through a carefully planned regime of controlled burns.

The benefits of prescribed burning include lower fuel loads across larger areas of the State’s south-west helping the department to reduce the severity and size of bushfires.

It is difficult to provide accurate notice of where and when prescribed burns will take place since the decision to commence a planned burn involves consideration of many factors. The decision to carry out a prescribed burn is made on the day and is dependent on suitable weather conditions and fuel moisture.

Below are the burns being conducted today and those in progress. Smoke may be visible.

If smoke affects you:

  • It is recommended people shut doors and windows, and turn off air-conditioners.
  • People with asthma and pre-existing respiratory and cardiovascular illnesses should follow their pre-prepared treatment plan.
  • People with conditions exacerbated by smoke should take precautions in line with their medical advice for these circumstances.

For more information please visit Department of Health

Smoke may reduce visibility on some roads. Motorists should take care, turn on headlights and travel at appropriate speeds when travelling in these areas.


Prescribed burns

Prescribed burns

Subcategories:

Burns planned for lighting today

Burns planned for lighting today (1)

Burns which have been approved for ignition today. The weather will influence whether or not today's planned prescribed burns are lit.

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Active burns from previous lighting - Planned ignitions today

Active burns from previous lighting - Planned ignitions today (1)

Burns which have current fire activity and where further ignitions are also planned today.

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Active burns from previous lighting - NO planned ignitions today

Active burns from previous lighting - NO planned ignitions today (4)

Burns which have current fire activity. There are no planned ignitions for these burns today.

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Indicative burn plans

Indicative burn plans

These are indicative plans that are subject to change depending on weather factors and changing works program priorities. The plans are current as at 24 October 2016

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  Don_007 Big Brook 9km N of Pemberton

  FRK_044 Hiker Gully

  FRK_042 Ordnance 6km NW of Walpole

  PHS_048 Karnet 7km SSE of Jarrahdale

  FRK_030 Challar

  DON_035 Netic 22km NW of Manjimup


*Disclaimer: all locations are approximate indicators only. The Department of Parks and Wildlife (DPaW) is not responsible for the content and/or accuracy of Google maps. Not all roads shown on this map are maintained, and are subject to closures.