Prescribed burn at Heathfield

Date posted: 06 Oct. 2023

A prescribed burn is planned at Heathfield on Monday 9 October 2023, weather conditions permitting.

  • The prescribed burn will start at 12pm and is likely to be completed by 4pm on Monday 9 October.
  • The area to be burnt is 3.4 hectares on private land on Longwood Road and a portion of the Heathfield Waste Water Treatment Plant.
  • This is part of a series of burns within this area with the aim of creating a strategic fuel-reduced zone to reduce the risk of bushfire spreading through the Heathfield and Longwood area and impacting on surrounding communities.
  • No roads will be affected.
  • Some smoke may be visible from Longwood Road. However, the forecast wind direction will mitigate this. Some smoke and fire activity may be observed in the days following the burn, but it will be patrolled until it is safe.
  • 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.

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