Published on Friday, 28 April 2023 at 12:00:00 AM

Residents and Visitors of Pink Lake, West Beach, Sinclair and Nulsen please be advised Volunteers and Staff from DFES, Parks & Wildlife and Shire of Esperance Bush Fire Brigade’s will be conducting Hazard Reduction Burning Activities in the Borefields west of Esperance town site. 

PURPOSE: To reduce overall fuel loads to approx. 5-7tn/Ha to establish a low fuel buffer zone in order to reduce the threat of running fire impacting Pink Lake.

DATE: April-May 2023 (over various days)

BURN SIZE: 342Ha (split into 5 management cells)

LOCATION: Area bounded by Thompson Rd Track, Barook Rd, Tuart Forrest Gr, Eleven Mile Beach Rd, Esperance Pde, Cherry Well Rd and Connolly St in Pink Lake; as per map below.

prescribed burning



  • Thompson Rd track (Borefields Rd) & Great Ocean Trail (between Eleven Mile Beach Rd & Twilight Beach Rd) will be CLOSED to the public throughout the burn duration.
  • Speed restrictions will be in place for the safety of fire fighters operating within the area.
  • Abide by directions of Fire Fighters/Emergency Services personnel on scene.
  • Fire Fighters aim to utilise wind directions for smoke to have minimal impact to residential areas.
  • Motorists are asked to have their headlights on when driving near or through smokey areas.
  • Smoke may affect the visibility and air quality in and around Pink Lake, Nulsen, Sinclair and West Beach on the day itself and the days following. Residents and Visitors with any respiratory conditions are reminded to have their medications either close by or on them as a precaution.
  • For the safety of Children, families are encouraged to keep watch of their whereabouts throughout the day of burning.
  • Fire Fighters will be conducting periodic patrols of the area the following days.
  • Monitor the EmergencyWA website (www.emergency.wa.gov.au) for any changes. 

For any concerns or further information, please contact the DFES Esperance office on 08 6002 8001.

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