Prescribed burn at Bascombe Well Conservation Park NEWS RELEASE

Prescribed burn at Bascombe
Well Conservation Park
A prescribed burn is planned at Bascombe Well Conservation Park on central Eyre
Peninsula for Thursday, 17 April 2014, weather conditions permitting.
The prescribed burn will start at midday and should be complete by 8pm.
It will affect about 500ha, in the northern section of the reserve, 30km
west of Lock.
A significant smoke column will be produced during this burn. This is
normal for burns of this size.
No roads will be affected by traffic restrictions.
Some smoke will be visible in the area for a day or two following the burn.
Fire crews will remain on site until safe to leave.
The burn will be carried out by the Department of Environment, Water and Natural
Resources (DEWNR) and Country Fire Service (CFS).
There will be no public access to the Bascombe Well ruins, the Bascombe Well
Track, the Terre Track and the northern boundary track during the burn.
The primary objective of this burn is to reduce fuels in the area to prevent the
spread of bushfire. It is part of a state-wide program of prescribed burning in highrisk public land areas this autumn.
Creating strategically-located, fuel-reduced areas through prescribed burning is
essential in helping to reduce the potential spread and impact of bushfires on
communities and the environment by providing earlier containment options for
A list of the week’s planned burns is available on the DEWNR website, at
Prescribed burns will only be carried out when it is deemed safe to do so and may
be cancelled at short notice.
Georgia Gowing
Senior Media Adviser
Department of Environment,
Water and Natural Resources
Phone (08) 8204 9105
Mobile 0467 795 640
Email [email protected]