Prescribed burn at Humbug Scrub

Date posted: 03 Apr. 2024

A prescribed burn is planned at Humbug Scrub in the Mount Lofty Ranges on Thursday 4 April 2024, weather conditions permitting.

  • The prescribed burn will start at 12.15pm and is likely to be completed by 4pm Thursday 4 April.
  • The area to be burnt is 4.8 hectares on private land on Bassnet Road, about 5km east of One Tree Hill.
  • This is the first of a series of burns to reduce fuel loads between the southern parts of Para Wirra Conservation Park, privately owned native vegetation and surrounding houses in Humbug Scrub.
  • Smoke will be visible from Bassnet Road for a short period.
  • No roads or trails will be closed.
  • National Parks and Wildlife Service crews will remain on site until safe.

NPWSSA conducts a statewide program of prescribed burns to reduce the spread and intensity of bushfires, protect communities and enhance 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.

For the most up-to-date information and to find a list of planned prescribed burns, visit the webpage.

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