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Prescribed burn at Belair National Park

Date posted: 28 Apr 2021

A prescribed burn is planned for the north east corner of Belair National Park along Saddle Hill Rd and just south of Sheoak Road on Thursday 29 April 2021, weather conditions permitting.

  • The prescribed burn will start at 12:30pm and should be complete by 8pm.
  • It will affect about 8.9 hectares within the park.
  • The objective of this burn is to reduce fuels in a strategic Buffer Zone, designed to reduce the risk of bushfire spreading east from the reserve.
  • Access along Saddle Hill Rd in Belair National Park will be limited during the burn operations.
  • Curta Track within the Belair National Park will be closed during the burn.
  • Some smoke and fire activity may be observed on the day and following the burn and will be patrolled until it is safe.

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