Prescribed burn at Hacket Hill Native Forest Reserve

Date posted: 01 Dec. 2022

A prescribed burn is planned at Hacket Hill Native Forest Reserve on Friday, 2 December, weather conditions permitting.

  • The prescribed burn will start at 10:30am and is likely to be completed by 8:00pm the same day.
  • The area to be burnt is 114.9 hectares of land within the reserve, three kilometres northeast of Glencoe on Grub Road, approximately 21 kilometres northwest of Mount Gambier.
  • This is a landscape protection burn to reduce the likelihood of the whole reserve burning in a single bushfire event
  • There will not be any road, walking trail or other recreation areas closed.
  • Kennedy Rd, Kangaroo Flat Rd, Grub Rd, and Three Chain Road could all be impacted by smoke at times throughout the day. Traffic management will be in place along Grub Rd during operations.
  • The operation is likely to produce a large column of smoke during the ignition phase of the burn and fire crews will continue to mop up and patrol the area until declare safe.

The burn will be conducted by NPWS on behalf of Forestry SA and will be supported by the OneFortyOne Plantations Forestry Brigade. NPWS 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.

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