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


Burns planned for lighting today

Burns planned for lighting today (0)

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

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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 15 August 2016

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  PHS_083 Kalamunda (2) 5km E of Kalamunda

  SWC_071 Gnangara State Forest

  PHS_072 Boonering 35km NNW of Boddington

  PHS_071 Nockine Qualen Dale 20km SSE of Mundaring

  PHS_050 Huntley Heaps Prescription 15km S of Jarrahdale

  PHS_087 Barton_Reservior Pickering Brook 10km SE of Kalamunda

  PHS_051 Willowdale Heaps Prescription 6km S of Dwellingup

*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.