Prescribed burn at Humbug Scrub

Date posted: 15 Sep. 2023

A prescribed burn is planned at Humbug Scrub on Monday 18 September, weather conditions permitting.

  • The prescribed burn will start at 12pm and is likely to be completed by 10pm on 6:30pm Monday 18 September.
  • The area to be burnt is 4.6 hectares at the Blackham Environmental and Conservation Centre - Trinity Block - on Frank Barker Road.
  • The burn is planned to reduce fuel loads in the Humbug Scrub area adjacent to Para Wirra Conservation Park.
  • The burn will minimise the spread of fire across the landscape which includes Para Wirra Conservation Park to the east.
  • Nearby walking trails within Para Wirra Conservation Park may have short term smoke impacts.
  • Smoke may drift across Frank Barker Road but will only be short in duration. Forecast wind conditions will mitigate this.
  • This is a Mount Lofty Ranges Fire Cooperative burn on private land. One Tree Hill CFS volunteer brigade will be in attendance.
  • National Parks and Wildlife Service staff will be in attendance until the burn is safe.

NPWSSA 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.