Prescribed burn at Ashton

Date posted: 27 Sep. 2023

A prescribed burn is planned at Monarto Woodlands Conservation Park on Thursday 28 September, weather conditions permitting.

  • The prescribed burn will likely commence at 11am and is likely to be completed by 6pm on Thursday 28 September.
  • The area to be burnt is 4.9 hectares on private land east of Lobethal Road, between Ashton and Norton Summit townships in the Mount Lofty Ranges.
  • The objective of this burn is to reduce fuel loads and lower the risk of bushfires impacting the communities of Ashton and Norton Summit. No roads will be affected.
  • Valleys within the Ashton and Norton Summit area may experience some light smoke settling. Under forecast southerly winds Debneys Road may have smoke impacts during the main operation.
  • National Parks and Wildlife Service crews will remain on site until safe.

NPWS South Australia conducts a statewide program of prescribed burns to reduce the spread and intensity of bushfires, protect communities and enhances 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.