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Prescribed burn at Auburn

Date posted: 21 Apr. 2022

A prescribed burn is planned for Auburn on the east side of the Rattler Trail next to the Auburn oval, in the Clare Valley region, on Friday 22 April 2022, weather conditions permitting.

  • The burn will commence at 11:15am and is expected to be complete by 4pm.
  • It will affect about 1 hectare.
  • Fire crew will be burning small piles of windrowed pine leaves and dead branches.
  • The objective of the burn is to create a fuel reduced area immediately adjacent to the Auburn oval which is a CFS bushfire last resort refuge. This is the last of the work required to complete the fuel reduction started last winter.
  • Rattler walking trail 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 Flinders Mid-North Yorke BMAP and is a joint effort between Clare & Gilbert Valleys Council, CFS and DEW to strategically reduce the risk next to the bushfire last resort refuge.

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.