Prescribed burn at Stonyfell

Date posted: 18 Apr. 2021

A prescribed burn is planned for at Stonyfell Quarry adjacent to Coach Road and Horsnell Gully Conservation Park in the Mt Lofty Ranges, on Monday 19 April 2021, weather conditions permitting.

  • The prescribed burn will start at 1 pm and should be complete by 7pm.
  • It will affect about 55.5 hectares on private land.
  • The objective of the burn is a strategic fuel-reduction burn which aims to reduce the risk of bushfire spreading through the Horsnell Gully area and impacting on properties in Ashton and Greenhill.
  • The burn will be carried out by NPWS as part of the Mt Lofty Ranges Fire Co-operative prescribed burn program.
  • There will be no road closures.
  • Walkers should not enter the Stonyfell Quarry area and should avoid using the Coach Road fire track.
  • It is not expected that any roads will be impacted by smoke.
  • The main burn will be completed by 7:00pm, however glowing embers will be visible throughout the evening.
  • Smoke will be visible for several days after the burn and will be patrolled until it is safe.

The burn will be carried out by the Department for Environment and Water (DEW) in partnership 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.

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A list of planned prescribed burns is available on the DEW website.