Prescribed burn at Crafers West (Eagle Mountain Bike Park)

Date posted: 14 Oct. 2019

A prescribed burn is planned at Crafers West in the Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges region tomorrow, Friday 11 October 2019, weather conditions permitting.

  • The prescribed burn will start at 11.00am on Friday 11 October 2019 and should be complete by 6pm.
  • The burn will impact 6.6 hectares of private land in the south-east corner of the Eagle Mountain Bike Park (approximately 750 metres west of the South Eastern Freeway) in Crafers West.
  • A small amount of smoke and some fire activity within the burn area may be observed for several days but the site will be patrolled during this period.
  • This fuel reduction burn is planned to reduce fuel loads in the Crafers West area to assist with reducing the spread of wildfire across the landscape.

The burn will be carried out by the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) and the local CFS brigade has been invited to attend. A 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. 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.