Record burns forcasted

PRESCRIBED burns are set for record numbers this season as the Department for Environment and Water prepares to reduce bushfire risk in areas across South Australia.

Over spring and autumn, 65 burns treating over 7300 hectares of bushfire fuel loads are taking place on national parks, Crown land, council and SA Water land and private properties.

Department for Environment and Water Minister David Speirs said the State Government was working with landholders to prepare for the upcoming season.

“Preparation is the most important thing when it comes to bushfire season and the State Government is focused on reducing the threat this summer,” Mr Speirs said.

“It is crucial all landholders are armed and ready with a bushfire survival plan.

“Primary producers, councils and community members have planned a number of strategic cross-tenure prescribed burns, limiting bushfire risk.”

Department for Environment and Water fire management staff

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