Prescribed burn at Para Wirra Conservation Park

Date posted: 09 Mar. 2021

A prescribed burn is planned at in Para Wirra Conservation Park in the Mt Lofty Ranges Wednesday 10 March 2021, weather conditions permitting.

  • The prescribed burn will start at 1pm and should be complete by 5pm.
  • It will affect about 9.4 hectares within the park.
  • This burn aims to reduce the risk of bushfire impacting the Wirra Campsite.
  • Wirra Road and the Wirra Campground will be closed on Wednesday March 10 during the day and evening. The road and campground will reopen to the public when there is no risk for the public or fire crew.
  • Para Wirra Drive will be reduced to one lane during the operation on Wednesday.
  • Para Wirra Drive and Wirra Road will be impacted by smoke. Humbug Scrub 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 the Department for Environment and Water (DEW) with local CFS Volunteers invited to attend. Crews will monitor the burn for 3-4 days following ignition until it is declared safe by the Operations Officer.

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.