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Prescribed burn at Monash Station

Date posted: 08 Oct 2019

A prescribed burn is planned at Monash Station in the Riverland and Murraylands region today, Tuesday 8 October 2019, weather conditions permitting.

  • The prescribed burn will start at 3.00pm on Tuesday 8 October 2019 and should be complete by 8pm.
  • The burn will impact 120 hectares of private property adjacent to Cooltong Conservation Park (between Monash and Cooltong).
  • A smoke column will be produced during this burn. This is normal for burns of this size and smoke may continue to be visible in the area for several days afterwards.
  • Smoke will be visible from the Sturt Highway in Renmark, Berri and Monash. Signage will be in place advising of possible smoke over road.
  • The Cooltong Conservation Park entrance track may be closed. Members of the public are asked to follow fire crew instructions. Signage will be in place.

The burn will be carried out by the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) with the assistance of the CFS. Crews will remain on site until it is safe to leave.

The objective of this burn is to reduce fuels, prevent the spread of bushfire and strategically treat the western area adjacent to Cooltong Conservation Park.

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.