AFC Wimbledon's record signing Byron Harrison scored his first goal for the club as managerless Burton slumped to a 4-0 defeat.
Luke Moore struck first when he took George Moncur's through ball and fired past Ross Atkins from inside the box.
Greg Pearson came close to grabbing an equaliser before West Ham loanee Moncur scored his debut goal for the Dons.
Harrison stooped to head in the third inside the six-yard box and Sammy Moore hit the top left corner for the fourth.
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AFC Wimbledon manager Terry Brown told BBC London 94.9:
"We've had three consecutive wins at home and that's made the difference between us being not in great jeopardy and nearly safe. But we're not quite safe yet - I still want my 50 points.
"In the two away games we have just played, we played better than today and I thought we looked nervy.
"Credit to Burton, they really didn't deserve to lose 4-0 and that was flattering to say the least but it was about us keeping a clean sheet."
Burton Albion caretaker manager Gary Rowett told BBC Radio Derby:
"I was hugely disappointed. I've spoken to them in there just now and said I just think there's a lack of honesty in the team at the moment.
"We had it at the start of the season. We were all together, we were pulling together and I just think that we've got a few in there now that have just given up the ghost a bit.
"It hurts me to say it, but I think what we've seen today is the culmination of some things we've seen over the last few months.
"We're not fit enough. We've not done as much work as we need to do on our shape and our organisation, and at times we need players to be braver."
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Full Time The match has reached full-time.90:00 +3:13 Goal scored
Goal! - Sammy Moore - Wimbledon 4 - 0 Burton Goal scored by Sammy Moore from inside the penalty area to the top left corner of the goal. AFC Wimbledon 4-0 Burton Albion.90:00 +1:01
Assist by Christian Jolley. Ross Atkins makes a save.90:00 +1:01 Goal scored
Goal! - Byron Harrison - Wimbledon 3 - 0 Burton Byron Harrison finds the net with a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. AFC Wimbledon 3-0 Burton Albion.89:46
Christian Jolley takes a shot. Inswinging corner taken by Christian Jolley,89:33
Byron Harrison takes a shot. Ross Atkins makes a save.87:27
Corner taken by Chris Palmer, Ryan Austin takes a shot. Seb Brown makes a save.86:44
Ricky Wellard concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Palmer. Chris Palmer takes the direct free kick.86:00
Free kick awarded for a foul by Sammy Moore on Ryan Austin. Ryan Austin restarts play with the free kick.84:13
The free kick is swung in right-footed by Ryan Austin, Ricky Wellard makes a clearance. Corner taken left-footed by Chris Palmer from the right by-line to the near post, Mat Mitchel-King makes a clearance.84:13 Booking
Booking Sammy Moore goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.84:03
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chris Palmer by Sammy Moore.82:03
Sammy Moore fouled by Adi Yussuf, the ref awards a free kick. Samuel Hatton takes the free kick.78:32
Jimmy Phillips produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the target.77:48
Shot by Jack Midson from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the goal.76:32 Substitution
Substitution Greg Pearson leaves the field to be replaced by Adi Yussuf.74:17 Goal scored
Goal! - George Moncur - Wimbledon 2 - 0 Burton George Moncur scores a goal from inside the box to the bottom right corner of the goal. AFC Wimbledon 2-0 Burton Albion.72:47
Byron Harrison takes a shot. Save by Ross Atkins.69:28
Gareth Gwillim fouled by Andrew Corbett, the ref awards a free kick. Seb Brown restarts play with the free kick.68:00
Free kick awarded for a foul by Ryan Austin on Byron Harrison. Sammy Moore restarts play with the free kick.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Byron Harrison. Ross Atkins takes the indirect free kick.66:36 Substitution
Substitution Byron Harrison joins the action as a substitute, replacing Luke Moore.66:36
Jacques Maghoma is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Seb Brown.66:06
Luke Moore is caught offside. Free kick taken by Ryan Austin.63:02
The ball is sent over by Jimmy Phillips, clearance made by Gareth Gwillim.63:02 Substitution
Substitution Chris Palmer on for Seanan Clucas.63:02 Substitution
Substitution Ricky Wellard is brought on as a substitute for Billy Knott.63:02
Pim Balkestein concedes a free kick for a foul on Jimmy Phillips.59:55
George Moncur takes a shot. Save by Ross Atkins. Corner taken right-footed by Sammy Moore, Aaron Webster manages to make a clearance. Inswinging corner taken by Billy Knott from the right by-line, clearance by Ross Atkins.58:26
Jimmy Phillips concedes a free kick for a foul on Gareth Gwillim. Seb Brown takes the free kick.57:24 Substitution
Substitution Jimmy Phillips comes on in place of Lionel Ainsworth.55:37
Jacques Maghoma gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Samuel Hatton. Free kick taken by Samuel Hatton.55:06
Headed effort on goal by Pim Balkestein from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the target.54:07
Unfair challenge on Billy Knott by Andrew Corbett results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Sammy Moore.48:41
Corner taken right-footed by Lionel Ainsworth, clearance made by Gareth Gwillim.45:59
Free kick awarded for a foul by Mat Mitchel-King on Ryan Austin. Free kick taken by Ryan Austin.45:01
The second half begins.45:00 +1:45 Half time
Half Time The referee blows for half time.45:00 +1:40 Booking
Booking The referee shows Adam Bolder a yellow card.45:00 +0:47
Billy Knott takes a shot. Save by Ross Atkins.45:00 +0:30
Unfair challenge on Mat Mitchel-King by Justin Richards results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Samuel Hatton.42:57 Booking
Booking Samuel Hatton receives a caution.42:21
Jacques Maghoma fouled by Samuel Hatton, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Adam Bolder.39:29
Effort from inside the area by Jacques Maghoma misses to the right of the target.34:05
Justin Richards takes a shot from just outside the penalty area clears the crossbar.31:31
Christian Jolley is caught offside. Ross Atkins takes the free kick.28:00
Christian Jolley produces a left-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the bar.25:02
Christian Jolley takes a shot from just outside the penalty area clears the crossbar.23:15
George Moncur takes a shot. Ross Atkins makes a brilliant save.22:00
Christian Jolley takes a shot. Save made by Ross Atkins.20:52
Tony James gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Luke Moore. Gareth Gwillim takes the free kick.16:38
Jack Midson takes a shot. Ross Atkins makes a save. Outswinging corner taken by Billy Knott.15:28
Free kick awarded for a foul by Jack Midson on Seanan Clucas. Direct free kick taken by Ryan Austin.14:54
Corner taken by Lionel Ainsworth from the right by-line, Jack Midson manages to make a clearance.13:47
Foul by Jack Midson on Tony James, free kick awarded. Tony James takes the direct free kick.8:16
Assist by Billy Knott.8:16 Goal scored
Goal! - Luke Moore - Wimbledon 1 - 0 Burton Luke Moore grabs a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. AFC Wimbledon 1-0 Burton Albion.5:53
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Seanan Clucas by George Moncur. Free kick taken by Ryan Austin.3:21
Free kick awarded for a foul by Billy Knott on Adam Bolder. Direct free kick taken by Ross Atkins.1:46
Jack Midson produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand post.0:34
Adam Bolder takes a shot.0:00
The game begins.
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