Prescribed burn at Bullock Hill

Date posted: 03 Nov. 2020

A prescribed burn is planned at Bullock Hill Conservation Park, tomorrow, Tuesday 3 November 2020, weather conditions permitting.

  • The prescribed burn will start at 3 pm and should be complete by 8 pm.
  • This burn is located along the eastern side of Bullock Hill Conservation Park, east of Ashbourne and south-west of Strathalbyn.
  • It will affect about 71.2 hectares within the park.
  • The burn will be conducted in the late afternoon/early evening as the temperature drops and conditions moderate.
  • This is a landscape protection burn to reduce the likelihood of the whole park burning in a single bushfire event.
  • Walking trails within Bullock Hill Conservation Park will be closed during burn operations.
  • Wattle Flat Road and Haines Road may be impacted by smoke.
  • Some smoke and fire activity may remain visible in the area for several days but the burn site will be patrolled by NPWS fire crews over this period.

The burn will be carried out by NPWSSA as part of the Mt Lofty Ranges Fire Co-operative prescribed burn program. Local CFS brigades have been invited to attend.

NPWSSA’s statewide program of prescribed burns helps limit the spread and intensity of bushfires, protects communities and enhances biodiversity. Prescribed burning is just one tool used to reduce fuel loads across strategic areas of public and private land.

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.