Prescribed burn at Mark Oliphant Conservation Park

Date posted: 16 October 2017

A prescribed burn is planned at Mark Oliphant Conservation Park in the Adelaide Hills for Monday, 16 October 2017, weather conditions permitting.

  • The prescribed burn will start at 1pm and should be complete by 8pm.
  • It will affect about 10 hectares in the north-eastern section of the reserve, west of Scott Creek Road, Heathfield.
  • A significant smoke column will be produced during this burn. This is normal for burns of this size.
  • Smoke and burning logs may be visible for several days after. The burn will continue to be patrolled until declare out.
  • The Thornbill Track, Camp Track and Waterfall Hike Trail will be closed during the burn.
  • Evans Drive, Scott Creek Road and Morgan Road may be affected by smoke.
The burn will be carried out by the Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources (DEWNR). The crew will remain on site until it is safe to leave.

The objective of this burn is to reduce fuels in the area to prevent the spread of bushfire and create a strategic buffer protecting internal asset and local properties. It is part of a statewide program of prescribed burning planned to protect communities and assets at risk. 

Prescribed burns will only be carried out when it is deemed safe to do so and may be cancelled at short notice.
For the most up-to-date information on prescribed burns follow @SADEWNR on Twitter.
A list of planned prescribed burns is available on the DEWNR website.

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