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Prescribed burning in Mirima National Park and Darram Conservation Park

The Department of Parks and Wildlife is advising people who live in the vicinity of Mirima National Park and Darram Conservation Park that prescribed burning will be getting underway next week.

Parks and Wildlife East Kimberley district manager Luke Bentley said residents could expect to see burning from Monday 26 May to Monday 16 June, depending on weather conditions.

“These burns are being undertaken to provide additional protection to properties located near the parks, and for nature conservation,” Mr Bentley said.

“The parks will be closed for a number of days during this three-week period.

“All prescribed burns are carefully planned and mapped out to protect communities.

“While there may be short-term inconveniences such as smoke and road closures, these burns will greatly reduce bushfire risk.

“We would ask motorists to be patient and mindful of our fire staff undertaking these prescribed burning activities, particularly those working on roadsides.”

To find out more about the location of prescribed burns, visit dpaw.wa.gov.au/management/fire/prescribed-burning/burns or call the East Kimberley district office on 9168 4236. Information on daily burning activities will also be posted on the Parks and Wildlife Facebook page and Twitter account.

Prescribed burning is the primary tool available to Parks and Wildlife to control the build-up of flammable fuel to mitigate the severity of bushfires.

To find out more about the department’s fire management activities visit dpaw.wa.gov.au/management/fire.

 

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Last modified on Thursday, 22 May 2014 09:35