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Prescribed burn at Cherry Gardens

Date posted: 12 Nov 2019

A prescribed burn is planned at Cherry Gardens in the Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges region on Wednesday, 13 November 2019, weather conditions permitting.

  • The prescribed burn will start at 11.30am on Wednesday, 13 November 2019 and should be complete by 7pm that day.
  • The burn will affect 18.7 hectares of private land at Frith Road near the northern boundary of Scott Creek Conservation Park. The affected area is between Frith Road and Dorset Vale Road.
  • 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.
  • There will be a partial road closure on Dorset Vale Road, south of the Frith Road intersection, during the early stages of the burn.
  • Frith Road and Dorset Vale Road will probably be affected by smoke and will also be used by fire appliances during the burn.
  • The burn is being conducted as part of the private lands program and aims to reduce the risk of bushfire affected nearby properties.

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.