Prescribed burns :: CFS

Prescribed burns

State Government land management agencies including the Department of Environment Water and Natural Resources (DEWNR), Forestry SA and SA Water conduct prescribed burns as part of their fire management programs. Prescribed burning is the controlled application of fire to a particular area of landscape. The aim is to strategically reduce fire fuel hazards in areas of South Australia's parks and reserves.

Reducing fuel hazards is important - it can make bushfires easier to control, help prevent a bushfire spreading to residential areas, and ultimately save lives and property.

Prescribed burning is also used for ecological reasons, such as:

  • the protection and maintenance of animal habitats
  • regeneration of plant species and communities that are reliant on fire
  • improved biodiversity within parks and reserves.

Many prescribed burns are conducted jointly with the South Australian Country Fire Service (CFS) volunteer brigades.

 

Start Date/TimeEnd Date/TimeStreet NoStreet NameSuburb/Town/LocalityBurn TypeConducted ByShow on Map
Mar 30 2017 11:00 AMMar 30 2017 11:30 PMHS1&2Grub RoadCaroline (Honeysuckle Native Forest)Scrub & TreesForestrySA 
Mar 30 2017 11:30 AMMar 31 2017 05:00 PM Bann Hill Tk (north)Ngarkat (CP)Scrub & TreesDEWNRShow location on map
Mar 30 2017 11:30 AMMar 30 2017 06:00 PM  Ngarkat (CP)Scrub & TreesDEWNRShow location on map
Mar 30 2017 12:30 PMMar 31 2017 05:00 PM Bann Hill Tk (South)Ngarkat (CP)Scrub & TreesDEWNRShow location on map
Mar 30 2017 12:30 PMMar 31 2017 05:00 PM  Ngarkat (CP)Scrub & TreesDEWNRShow location on map

Listed on the prescribed burns table are planned burns being conducted by the SA Country Fire Service, Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources, Forestry SA and SA Water. Local Council and residential burns are not allocated to the Prescribed Burn list.