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Prescribed burn near Mount Hope

Date posted: 17 Oct 2019

A prescribed burn is planned to take place on private land south of Mount Hope on the Eyre Peninsula for tomorrow, Friday 18 October 2019, weather conditions permitting.

  • The prescribed burn will start at 10.00am on Friday 18 October 2019 and should be complete by 6pm that day.
  • The burn will impact 50 hectares of land adjacent to the Flinders Highway.
  • While some smoke may drift across the Flinders highway, it is not expected to affect traffic.
  • A significant 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.
  • There will be no public access to the fire area during the burn.

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 in the area as part of a wider weed control programme. It is part of a statewide program of prescribed burning planned.

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.