Lashmar and Dudley Conservation Parks had strategic burns last week

Briefings: Crews gather in preparation for the strategic burns at Lashmar Conservation Park on Tuesday last week. Photo: DEW
Briefings: Crews gather in preparation for the strategic burns at Lashmar Conservation Park on Tuesday last week. Photo: DEW

The two prescribed burns in Lashmar Conservation Park were successfully completed across 35 hectares on Tuesday October 13 with support from the Penneshaw CFS Brigade and KI Council.

These prescribed burns will keep fuel hazards low in the vicinity of the campground and picnic area and help minimise bushfire risk on neighbouring agricultural land, as this area had a significant bushfire go through it in the 1950s.

A 206 hectare prescribed burn in Dudley Conservation on Sunday October 18 has created a strategic mosaic of low fuel areas to support suppression activities with increased access along East West Road and to reduce the reserve burning out in a single event.

Thanks to the support of local CFS brigades, and KI Council, this burn will help improve strategies to fight bushfires, and provide refuge areas after a fire.