Prescribed burn in Utakarra

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The City of Greater Geraldton wishes to advise it will be undertaking a prescribed burn in Utakarra on bushland east of Abraham Street between the Geraldton Cemetery and Solomon Circle.

It will take place on Wednesday 3 April 2019 commencing at approximately 9.30am.

This burn will only proceed with favourable weather conditions. If the weather is not favourable, the burn will be postponed until further notice.

The Waggrakine, Cape Burney and Moonyoonooka Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades as well as the DFES Midwest/Gascoyne Mitigation Team will be on site to control the burn rate and extinguish the fire by the end of the day. 

Smoke from this prescribed burn may affect the surrounding areas. If you have a respiratory condition or are affected by smoke you should contact your local doctor or call Health Direct on 1800 022 222. 

Prescribed burns are being undertaken by the City to mitigate the severity of bushfires and to help protect lives and property by reducing the build-up of flammable fuel loads.

Members of the community are requested to exercise caution and obey all warning signs and directions from authorised City personnel and contractors.

The City apologises for any inconvenience this may cause. If you have any queries please contact the City on (08) 9956 6600 or email