Published on Tuesday, 1 August 2023 at 5:16:00 PM

The Shire of Exmouth wishes to advise you that Water Corporation in conjunction with the Department of Fire and Emergency Services and the Department of Biodiversity Conservation and Attractions plan to conduct a prescribed burn in the vicinity of your property.

The prescribed burning program protects lives, property and infrastructure from bushfires through a carefully planned regime of controlled burns. Prescribed burning reduces the amount of ground vegetation during cooler months to decrease the risk of bushfires that could cause greater damage later in the season.

This also helps to maintain biodiversity and assist with vegetation management. It is difficult to provide accurate notice of 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.

A strategic area to the West of town has been identified as an area of interest, and when the weather conditions are favourable, 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 Healthy WA / smoke hazards from bushfires.

Smoke may reduce visibility on some roads. Motorists should take care, turn on headlights and travel at appropriate speeds when travelling in these areas.