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Jul 18

Good result from basin burn off

PRESCRIBED BURN: A prescribed burn took place on Sunday in the Lincoln Basin area that affected 80 hectares. AERIAL SHOT: An aerial view of the prescribed burn in the Lincoln Basin.
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PRESCRIBED BURN: A prescribed burn took place on Sunday in the Lincoln Basin area that affected 80 hectares.

PRESCRIBED BURN: A prescribed burn took place on Sunday in the Lincoln Basin area that affected 80 hectares.

AN 80 hectare prescribed burn on Sunday in the Lincoln Basin area, six kilometres south of Port Lincoln, was a success.

Department of Environment Water and Natural Resources crews continued to patrol the area on Monday and the burn officially ends tonight at 6pm.

The department’s fire management officer Joe Tilley said the burn was very successful.

“This was a really good result for us,” Mr Tilley said.

“We’ll get a good (bushfire) break out of that for three to four years.”

Mr Tilley said there was always concern among locals about the volumes of smoke during prescribed burning however it was all a part of it.

“There were concerns over the volume of smoke,” Mr Tilley said.

“That’s just a part of prescribed burning on Eyre Peninsula.”

Mr Tilley said Sunday’s weather was ideal conditions for the burn, which was a great success heading in to the summer.

He said the success of the prescribed burn could also be significantly attributed to the help of the local CFS volunteers.

A second prescribed burn affecting 24 hectares in the Kellidie Bay Conservation Park, east of Coffin Bay, is planned for today.

Mr Tilley said it was expected to start at around noon and should be finished by 7pm.

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