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Advice of prescribed burn in Penola area

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Attention those in the Penola area: A prescribed burn is planned in Boolara Native Forest Reserve for today, Tuesday, 20 May 2014, weather conditions permitting.
• The prescribed burn will start at 12pm and should be complete by 6pm.
• The planned burn will cover 24ha, 12km north-east of Penola.
• Motorists are advised to slow down and take care when driving on nearby roads.
• Smoke may affect the Penola-Coonawarra area.
The burn will be carried out by ForestrySA.
The objective of the prescribed burn is to reduce the likelihood of contiguous vegetation burning in a single large fire event.

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