Prescribed burn at Cleland Conservation Park

Date posted: 23 November 2015

A prescribed burn is planned at Cleland Conservation Park in the Adelaide Hills for Monday, 23 November 2015, weather conditions permitting.

  • The prescribed burn will start at 1pm and should be complete by 7pm.
  • It will affect 5.3ha in the north-east section at Crafers West, about 1km east of the Heysen Tunnels.
  • A significant smoke column will be produced during this burn. This is normal for burns of this size.
  • Smoke may affect Mount Barker Road and the South-Eastern Freeway, resulting in lowered speed limits.

The burn will be carried out by the Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources (DEWNR) on behalf of the Mount Lofty Ranges Fire Collective.

The primary objective of this burn is to reduce fuels in the area to prevent the spread of bushfire. It is part of a state-wide program of prescribed burning in high-risk public land areas this spring.

Creating strategically-located, fuel-reduced areas through prescribed burning is essential in helping to reduce the potential spread and impact of bushfires on communities and the environment by providing earlier containment options for firefighters.

A list of the week’s planned burns is available on the DEWNR website, at www.environment.sa.gov.au/firemanagement/Burns_and_bushfires.

Prescribed burns will only be carried out when it is deemed safe to do so and may be cancelled at short notice. Fire crews will remain on site until safe to leave.

For the most up-to-date information on prescribed burns, please follow @SADEWNR on Twitter.

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