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Prescribed burn at Carey Gully – Uraidla Reserve

Date posted: 26 Sep. 2023

A prescribed burn is planned at Carey Gully – Uraidla Reserve on Wednesday 27 September, weather conditions permitting.

  • The prescribed burn will start at 11am and is likely to be completed by 6pm on Wednesday 27 September.
  • The area to be burnt is 1 hectare.
  • The burn will occur on an Adelaide Hills Council road reserve and private land adjacent Greenhill Road in between the towns of Uraidla and Carey Gully in the Mount Lofty Ranges.
  • This is a landscape protection burn to reduce fuel loads along Greenhill Road, which is a major arterial road during the event of a bushfire.
  • No roads will be affected.
  • Gully Road and Greenhill Road may have light smoke impacts.
  • 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.

For the most up-to-date information on prescribed burns follow @SAEnvirWater on X (formerly Twitter).

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