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Prescribed burn at Ironbank

Date posted: 16 Apr 2021

A prescribed burn is planned on private land near Ironbank in the Mt Lofty Ranges, on Sunday 18 April 2021, weather conditions permitting.

  • The prescribed burn will start at 11:00am and should be complete by 5pm.
  • It will affect about 19.1 hectares of private property.
  • This is a private land burn proposed as part of a series of burns which aim to reduce the risk of bushfire impacting on the community of Ironbank and the dwellings along Wooly Butt Road, Coat Road and Ironbank Road.
  • The burn will take place between Wooly Butt Road to the north and Coat Road to the southwest.
  • Traffic will be restricted to one lane on Ironbank Rd near the intersection of Wooly Butt Rd during the burn operation.
  • Ironbank Road, Wooly Butt Road, Upper Sturt Road and Sturt Valley Road may be impacted by smoke.

The burn will be carried out by the Department for Environment and Water (DEW) as part of the Mt Lofty Ranges Fire Co-operative prescribed burn program with local CFS Volunteers invited to attend. A crew will remain on site until it is safe to leave.

NPWS conducts a statewide program of prescribed burns to reduce the spread and intensity of bushfires, protect communities and enhance 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 if conditions change.

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.