Prescribed burn at Carey Gully

Date posted: 17 September 2021

A prescribed burn is planned for on private land south of Greenhill Road between Deviation and Tanahmerah Roads approximately 1.2 km southeast of Carey Gully, in the Mount Lofty Ranges on Friday 17 September 2021, weather conditions permitting.

  • The prescribed burn will start at 10 am and should be complete by 3 pm.
  • It will affect about 1.9 hectares within the park.
  • The objective of this burn is to undertake edge burning in order to safely conduct the remaining area later in spring 2021.
  • There will be no roads or trails that will be closed or impacted.
  • Greenhill Road between Deviation and Tanahmerah roads may be impacted by smoke.
  • Some smoke and fire activity may be observed on the day and following the burn and will be patrolled until it is safe.

The burn will be carried out by NPWS as part of the Mt Lofty Ranges Fire Co-operative prescribed burn program. Local CFS Volunteers have been invited to attend. A crew will remain on site until it is safe to leave.

NPWS conducts a statewide program of prescribed burns to reduce the spread and intensity of bushfires, protect communities and enhance biodiversity. Prescribed burning is just one tool used to reduce fuel loads across strategic areas of public and private land.

Prescribed burns will only be carried out when it is deemed safe to do so and may be cancelled at short notice if conditions change.

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