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Prescribed burn at Black Hill Conservation Park

Date posted: 14 Oct 2020

A prescribed burn is planned in Black Hill Conservation Park, on Thursday 15 October 2020, weather conditions permitting.

  • The prescribed burns will commence at 4.30pm and are likely to be completed by 6.30pm on Thursday 15 October.
  • The area to be burnt is 1 hectare located along the Buffer Zone Track in Black Hill Conservation Park.
  • The burns is to reduce fuel hazards adjacent to homes on the western edge of Black Hill Conservation Park at Athelstone.
  • A section of the Black Hill Buffer Zone Track will be closed between 4:00pm and 9:00pm.
  • Light smoke may be blown towards Banksia Crescent and Sheoak Drive in Athelstone.

The burns will be conducted by the Department for Environment and Water. The objective of prescribed burning is to reduce fuel loads to mitigate the risk of bushfire. These burns are 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.