Notification: Parks and Wildlife Service is part of the new Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (DBCA).

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.

Parks and Wildlife Service prescribed burns 18 September 2017

Parks and Wildlife Service advises that the following prescribed burning is being planned for today 18 September 2017:

  • WTN_076 Stockton Hardwood is located 7Km SE of Collie.

The following is a link to a Google map for the WTN 076 burn area.


Smoke or other impacts from the Burn:

The forecast weather conditions for today with respect to smoke dispersal are:

  • Traffic management will be in place for Piavanini Rd, Powerhouse Rd, and forest tracks impacted. There is a chance of fog overnight and drivers should expect delays.
  • Possible smoke impacts for recreational users of Stockton Lake, adjacent private property and the Collie Motorplex
  • Possible smoke impact on nearby heavy industry (Muja Power Station, Griffin Coal, Premier Coal)

 Motorists should take care, turn on headlights and carefully follow traffic management signs when driving through areas affected by smoke.

People with conditions exacerbated by smoke should take precautions in line with their medical advice for these circumstances.

Prescribed burns create low-fuel areas in a mosaic of burnt and unburnt patches across the landscape, which help stem the spread of bushfires.

Prescribed burning is the primary tool available to Parks and Wildlife Service to manage fuel loads, which helps protect the community by minimising the impact of bushfires.

Further inquiries please contact:

Duty Officer

Parks and Wildlife Service; Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions – Wellington District

Address: 147 Wittenoom Street, Collie   Postal: PO Box 809, Collie WA 6225

Phone: (08) 9735 1988 / Fax: (08) 9734 4539

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*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.