Australia — To prevent flare ups from last Fridays fire, the Department of Environment and Conservation will carry out a controlled burn in 100ha of bushland 8km north-east of Yanchep National Park this afternoon.
Department Swan Coastal duty officer Clayton Sanders said the burn will assist with securing the area ahead of the hot weekend.
We are doing the controlled burn to ensure the burning peat wont be blown out with the hot and windy conditions that are forecast for Sunday and Monday, he said.
Access to the Loch McNess Lake in the Yanchep National Park, next to the Yanchep Inn, is restricted because of burning peat.
A fence and signs have been installed in the area to warn the public of potential dangers.
The burn will be carried out under controlled conditions and is being done to manage burning peat which is smouldering in the middle of Yeal Swamp.
To ensure there is no risk of the fire escaping it will be done under mild conditions.