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Prescribed burn at Lake Hawdon South Conservation Park

Date posted: 19 May 2021

A prescribed burn is planned for Lake Hawdon South Conservation Park, south-east of Robe in the Limestone Coast region on Wednesday 19 May 2021, weather conditions permitting.

  • The prescribed burn will start at 10:30 am and should be complete by 9 pm.
  • It will affect about 10 hectares within the park.
  • The objective of the burn is to undertake edge burning before the main burn at a later date.
  • Old Naracoorte / Robe Road may be impacted by smoke. Smoke warning signage will be installed on the road.
  • 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. 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.