Prescribed burn at Cleland National Park

Date posted: 10 Oct. 2022

A prescribed burn is planned at Cleland Conservation Park on Monday 10 October2022, weather conditions permitting.

  • The prescribed burn will start at 4pm and is likely to be completed by 8pm.
  • The area to be burnt is 7.3 hectares within Cleland National Park, adjacent to the Cleland Wildlife Park carpark
  • The burn is planned to reduce fuels in an asset protection zone and reduce the risk of bushfire affecting Cleland Wildlife Park and the surrounding infrastructure.
  • Some smoke may be observed from the entrance road to the wildlife park during the burn operation. Smoke may also be visible from Greenhill Road, the South-eastern freeway and Mt Lofty Summit Road.
  • 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 statewide 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.