Prescribed burn at Piccadilly

Date posted: 28 Sep. 2023

A prescribed burn is planned at Piccadilly on Friday 29 September, weather conditions permitting.

  • The prescribed burn will start at 11:45am and is likely to be completed by 5pm on Friday 29 September.
  • The area to be burnt is 3.3 hectares adjacent to Richardson Road.
  • The objective of the burn is to create low fuel areas to reduce the risk of bushfires impacting the communities within the Piccadilly Valley and nearby Crafers, Uraidla and Carey Gully.
  • No roads will be affected.
  • Smoke will be visible from Swamp Road, Piccadilly. Some smoke settling may occur within the Piccadilly Valley post-burn.
  • National Parks and Wildlife Service crews will remain on site until safe.

NPWS South Australia conducts a statewide program of prescribed burns to reduce the spread and intensity of bushfires, protect communities and enhances 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.