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Upcoming prescribed burns

The map and table below show planned prescribed burns and their status e.g. proposed start date; if they’ve been lit; whether patrols are still on site; if the area is safe; or when the burn is complete. 

Some burns may be subject to final approvals and information can change at any time. This is because factors such as the weather can cause burns to be rescheduled. By being reactive we can ensure prescribed burns remain under control and with less impact on neighbours and the community.

Note the area displayed on the map is the environmental assessment area and is either greater or equal to the prescribed burn area.

You can view the map at full screen.

Reducing bushfire risk is an ongoing and shared responsibility and everyone has a role.

Smoke management

Smoke impacts from prescribed burns are managed carefully, and due to strategic steps taken to reduce the risk of smoke taint, it has not been known to occur as a result of our prescribed burn program.

Your emotional health

If smoke, fire or lightning triggers distress, please know this is a normal reaction after experiencing a bushfire. You can seek support with Regional Access for free professional phone counselling on 1300 032 186 and visit Recovery SA for more resources 

More information

What do the burn statuses mean?

Proposed

  • A proposed prescribed burn. Greater than 7 days away from commencement.

Within 7 days

  • Prescribed burn being considered for ignition in the next 7 days.
  • A burn may return to an earlier status if it cannot go ahead for any reason.

Within 24hrs

  • Prescribed burn may begin at any time within the next 24 hours, if weather and other conditions are suitable.
  • A burn may return to an earlier status if it cannot go ahead for any reason.

Ignited

  • Crews are lighting the burn.
  • Flames and smoke may be visible.
  • Crews are patrolling the burn as it spreads inside the control lines.
  • A burn may return to an earlier status if it cannot go ahead for any reason.

Patrolling

  • Once the burn has been carried out crews will patrol the burn area regularly.
  • Flames and smoke may be visible.

Safe

  • No material is burning within the burn area and no smoke should be produced.
  • Crews are no longer patrolling the burn.
  • The burn may return to a previous status if crews need to carry out further work within the burn area.

Completed

  • The burn is completed and no further works are required.