Prescribed burn at Totness Recreation Park

Date posted: 12 Apr. 2024

A prescribed burn is planned at Totness Recreation Park in the Mount Lofty Ranges on Sunday 14 April 2024, weather conditions permitting.

  • The prescribed burn will start at 12.30pm and is likely to be completed by 6pm on Sunday 14 April.
  • The area to be burnt is 8.8 hectares in the section of the park south of the South Eastern Freeway, about 2km north-west of Mount Barker.
  • The objective of the burn is to reduce fuel hazards in the park to lower the risk of bushfires impacting the communities of Mount Barker and Peachtown.
  • No roads will be closed, but all walking tracks in the southern section of the park will be closed.
  • The South Eastern Freeway and Haines Firetrack may be impacted by smoke.
  • Smoke is likely to drift towards Mount Barker.
  • National Parks and Wildlife Service crews will remain on site until safe.

NPWSSA 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.

For the most up-to-date information and to find a list of planned prescribed burns, visit the DEW website.

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