Prescribed burn on Crown Land near Echunga

Date posted: 26 November 2019

A prescribed burn is planned on Crown Land at the Chapel Hill historic mine diggings site, 3 kilometres northwest of Echunga township on Thursday 28 November 2019.   

  • The prescribed burn is likely to start at 11.45am on Thursday 28 November 2019 and should be complete by 7pm that day.
  • The burn will impact 15 hectares of land along Diggings Road.
  • Diggings Road will be closed during the burn and the road will be impacted by smoke. 
  • The aim of the burn is to reduce the risk to life and property in the the Chapel Hill area in the Mt Lofty Ranges.
  • Some smoke and fire activity may be observed for several days and the area will be patrolled during this period.
  • Due the the risk of falling branches people are asked not to enter the area for 48 hours after the burn is completed.  

The burn will be carried out by the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS), the CFS and the Department for Transport and Mines. 

The objective of this burn is to reduce fuels in the area to prevent the spread of bushfire. 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.  

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A list of planned prescribed burns is available on the DEW website.