Prescribed burn at Belair National Park

Date posted: 18 Oct. 2022

A prescribed burn is planned at Belair National Park on Tuesday 18 October 2022, weather conditions permitting.

  • The prescribed burn will start at 11am and is likely to be completed by 7.30pm.
  • The area to be burnt is 7.5 hectares within Belair National Park, adjacent to the Warriparri Track, near Upper Sturt Road.
  • The burn is planned to reduce fuels in a Bushfire Buffer Zone and reduce the risk of bushfire exiting Belair National Park and homes on Upper Sturt Road.
  • Some smoke may be observed from Upper Sturt Road.
  • There will be traffic signs on Upper Sturt Road on the day of the burn and restricted access to the Warriparri Ridge Track following the burn.
  • The burn area will be patrolled until it is safe.

The burn will be conducted by the Department for Environment and Water as part of the Mt Lofty Ranges Fire Co-operative program. The objective of prescribed burning is to reduce fuel loads to mitigate the risk of bushfire. This burn is part of a state-wide program of prescribed burning planned to protect communities and assets at risk.

Prescribed burns will only be carried out when it is deemed safe to do so and may be cancelled at short notice.

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