Hazard Reduction Burns

Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades from the Shire of Capel will be undertaking Hazard Reduction Burns on reserves in Dalyellup and residents need to be aware so that they may consider the implications for any existing medical conditions.

On Wednesday 19th April, from about 3.00pm, and subject to suitable weather conditions, the brigades will be doing burns in the reserve south of Wake Drive through to Harewoods Road Dalyellup. The objective of this burn is to reduce the fuel levels in close proximity to the Dalyellup College and houses generally along Nottingham Entrance.

On Saturday 22nd April, and again subject to suitable weather conditions, the brigades will be burning several cells within the major reserve between Harewoods Road and Lakes Road Stratham. The objective of this burn is to provide low fuel cells within the reserve that could be used as points at which a large bush fire in the reserve might be controlled. These burns will form part of an overall mosaic/rotating burning program which will enable sections of the reserve to be burnt each year to maintain an overall acceptable fuel level across this reserve.

Managing fuel levels and the risk of wildfires in these reserves is very important to not only protect the floral environment from the ravages of an very hot wildfire, it will also help to reduce the rate of ember attack on nearby residential areas of Dalyellup and Stratham.

If you have any questions regarding the burns, please contact the Shire’s Manager Emergency & Ranger Services, Dean Freeman on 9727 0222.