Prescribed burn at Cleland National Park

Date posted: 29 Mar. 2022

A prescribed burn is planned for the southern corner of Cleland National Park and the South-Eastern Freeway on ElectraNet land, in the Mount Lofty Ranges, on Wednesday 30 March 2022, weather conditions permitting.

  • The burn will commence at 11:45 am and is expected to be complete by 6 pm.
  • It will affect about 3.7 hectares.
  • The objective of the burn is to reduce bushfire fuels in the area and create a Bushfire Buffer Zone burn aimed at protecting the ElectraNet infrastructure on site and also reducing the risk of bushfire impacting on the South Eastern Freeway.
  • Smoke will be visible from the South Eastern Freeway and may be impacted by smoke. The prevailing wind direction should mitigate this.
  • Some smoke and fire activity may be observed on the day and following the burn and 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.