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Prescribed burn at Mount Magnificent

Date posted: 01 Apr 2022

A prescribed burn is planned for Mount Magnificent Conservation Park, between Blackfellows Creek and Mt Magnificent Roads, approximately 7km north-east of Mount Compass in the Fleurieu district of the Mount Lofty Ranges, on Monday 4 April 2022, weather conditions permitting.

  • The burn will commence at 9 am and is expected to be complete by 5 pm.
  • It will affect about 27.8 hectares within the park.
  • The objective of the burn is to reduce fuel loads and the likelihood of the whole park and surrounding bushland burning in a single bushfire event.
  • The Heysen Trail in this area will be until the burn area is deemed safe for the public.
  • Blackfellows Creek Road and Mount Magnificent Road will likely have some moderate smoke impacts.
  • 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.

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.