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Prescribed burn at Clarendon

Date posted: 14 Oct 2019

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

The prescribed burn will start at 11.30am on Friday 11 October 2019 and should be complete by 6pm that day.

  • The burn will impact 3.4 hectares of land directly south-west of the Cherry Gardens electricity substation (on ElectraNet and SA Water land) approx. 1.6 kilometres north-east of Clarendon.
  • 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.
  • Lafferty Road may be impacted by smoke.
  • The burn is planned because the substation is identified as an asset at high risk with major consequences if impacted by a bushfire. Impacts to several lines at once by a bushfire would have major consequences to the states power supply.

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.

For the most up-to-date information on prescribed burns follow @SAEnvirWater on Twitter.

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