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Prescribed burn at Para Wirra Conservation Park

Date posted: 03 Mar 2021

A prescribed burn is planned at in Para Wirra Conservation Park in the Mt Lofty Ranges Thursday 4 March 2021, weather conditions permitting.

  • The prescribed burn will start at 12 noon and should be complete by 6pm.
  • It will affect about 9.4 hectares within the park.
  • Wirra Road and Wirra Campground will be closed for the first day and night of operations. The Operations Officer will determine when the road and campground can reopen to the public based on risk to public and fire crews.
  • Humbug Scrub Road, Bassnet Road, ParaWirra Drive, Wirra Road, and One Tree Hill Road are likely to be impacted by smoke.
  • Smoke and fire activity may remain in the area after the burn is complete.
  • It is an asset protection burn to eliminate risk to the Para Wirra Workshop Compound and Wirra Campground.

The burn will be carried out by the Department for Environment and Water (DEW) with local CFS Volunteers, SA Water and FSA brigades 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.

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.