Prescribed burn at Horsnell Gully

Date posted: 21 Oct. 2019

A prescribed burn is planned on private land at Horsnell Gully in the Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges region tomorrow, Tuesday 22 October 2019, weather conditions permitting.

  • The prescribed burn will start at 1pm on Tuesday 22 October 2019 and should be complete by 7pm that day.
  • The burn will impact 16.8 hectares of private land along Coach Road, Ashton.
  • 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.
  • Coach Road and Ridge Road may be impacted by smoke, and it is likely smoke will be visible from greater metropolitan Adelaide.
  • There will be no road closures.
  • The burn aims to reduce the risk of bushfire impacting on the community of Ashton and the dwellings along Coach Road.

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.