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Prescribed burn at South Para Reservoir Reserve

Date posted: 07 Apr 2022

A prescribed burn is planned for South Para Reservoir Reserve, east of Para Wirra Recreation Park and south of Barossa Reservoir Reserve, in the upper Mount Lofty Ranges, on Friday 8 April 2022, weather conditions permitting.

The burn will commence at 11:45am and is expected to be complete by 2:00pm.

It will affect about 20.5 hectares.

The objective of the burn is to reduce fuel adjacent to South Para and Barossa Reservoirs including neighbouring properties within the Yattalunga/Williamstown area.

Traffic management will be in place along Humbug Scrub Road for the duration of the burn.

Humbug Scrub and Para Wirra Roads will likely be impacted by smoke.

Some smoke and fire activity may remain visible in the area for several days but the burn site will be patrolled by NPWS fire crews over this period.

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.