Prescribed burn at Ashton

Date posted: 03 May 2022

A prescribed burn is planned for privately owned land east of Giles Conservation Park at the township of Ashton, adjacent the Ashton Coldstore, in the Mount Lofty Ranges, on Tuesday 3 May 2022, weather conditions permitting.

  • This burn is a continuation of yesterday’s operation which was unable to be completed due to high moisture of the target area.
  • The burn will commence at 1pm and is expected to be complete by 7pm.
  • It will affect about 5 hectares.
  • The objective of the burn is to create a low fuel area to reduce the risk of bushfire impacting to the communities of Ashton and Summertown.
  • Speed restrictions will be in place along Woods Hill Road at Ashton.
  • Woods Hill Road may be impacted by smoke.
  • Some smoke and fire activity may be observed on the day and following the burn which 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.