Prescribed burn at Horsnell Gully Conservation Park

Date posted: 06 Oct. 2023

A prescribed burn is planned at Horsnell Gully Conservation Park, in the Mt Lofty Ranges, on Sunday 8 October 2023, weather conditions permitting.

  • The burn will start at noon and is likely to be completed by 6pm on Sunday 8 October.
  • The area to be burnt is 11 hectares within the park and Hanson Quarry land west of Ashton and Norton Summit.
  • The burn aims to create a strategic fuel-reduced zone to reduce the risk of bushfire spreading through the Horsnell Gully area and affecting properties in Ashton and surrounding communities.
  • Smoke could remain in the area for some time and may be visible from Norton Summit, Ashton, Teringie, Skye and Auldana. Smoke may settle over Skye and Auldana later in the day.
  • 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.