Prescribed burn at Marble Hill

Date posted: 22 Apr. 2022

A prescribed burn is planned for private land at the Marble Hill historic site, at Marble Hill, in the Mount Lofty Ranges, on Monday 25 April 2022, weather conditions permitting.

  • The burn will commence at 12pm and is expected to be complete by 7pm.
  • It will affect about 2.2 hectares.
  • The objective of the burn is to reduce fuels loads to protect assets in the area, particularly the historic Mable Hill buildings.
  • Marble Hill Road will have one lane closed.
  • Marble Hill Road will 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.

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