Prescribed burn at Carey Gully

Date posted: 21 May 2021

A prescribed burn is planned for private land at near the intersection of Deviation Road and Kneen Lane at Carey Gully in the Mount Lofty Ranges on Friday 21 May 2021, weather conditions permitting.

  • The prescribed burn will start at 12 noon and should be complete by 5 pm.
  • It will affect about 7.9 hectares.
  • The objective of the burn is to provide asset protection and is one of a series of burns planned to reduce the risk of a fire burning through the continuous native vegetation from Cherryville to Carey Gully/Balhannah.
  • Deviation Road and Boundary Drive may be impacted by smoke for the duration of 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 Volunteers 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.

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