Prescribed burn at Ironbank

Date posted: 04 Apr. 2022

A prescribed burn is planned for private land west of Mark Oliphant Conservation Park between Wooly Butt Road and Pole Road Ironbank, in the Mount Lofty Ranges, on Tuesday 5 April 2022, weather conditions permitting.

  • The burn will commence at 12pm and is expected to be complete by 5pm.
  • It will affect about 1.3 hectares.
  • The objective of the burn is to reduce the risk of bushfire impacting on the community of Ironbank and the dwellings along Wooly Butt Road, Coat Road and Ironbank Road.
  • No trails will be affected in the prescribed burn area.
  • Ironbank Road, Coat Road and Pole Road could be impacted by smoke.
  • Some smoke and fire activity may be observed on the day and following the burn and 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.

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