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Prescribed burn at Ironbank

Date posted: 23 Mar 2022

A prescribed burn is planned for private land along Pole Road Ironbank, west of Mark Oliphant Conservation Park, in the Mount Lofty Ranges, on Thursday 24 March 2022, weather conditions permitting.

  • The burn will commence at 1 pm and is expected to be complete by 8 pm.
  • It will affect about 1.1 hectares of private land.
  • The objective of the burn is to reduce the risk of bushfire impacting on the community of Ironbank and dwellings along Pole road.
  • Traffic will be managed with prescribed burn and reduced speed signs.
  • Pole Road may be impacted by smoke.
  • Some smoke and fire activity may be observed on the day and following the burn which will be patrolled until it is safe.

The burn will be carried out by NPWS as part of the Mt Lofty Ranges Fire Co-operative prescribed burn program. Local CFS Volunteers have been invited to attend. A crew will remain on site until it is safe to leave.

NPWS 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 if conditions change.

For the most up-to-date information on prescribed burns follow @SAENVIRWATER on Twitter.

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