Prescribed burn near Myponga

Date posted: 31 Mar. 2020

A prescribed burn is planned on private property on Higgs Road, off Pages Flat Road, four kilometres north east of Myponga on Tuesday 31 March weather conditions permitting.

  • The prescribed burn will start at 12:50pm on Tuesday 31 March and should be complete by 6:00pm that day.
  • The burn will impact an estimated 0.6 hectares of land.
  • This ecological burn is being conducted in swamp habitat to assist in the recruitment of threatened plants.

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.