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Prescribed burn at Mount Brown Conservation Park

News release
17 May 2016

A prescribed burn is planned at Mount Brown Conservation Park in the southern Flinders Ranges for Tuesday, 17 May 2016, weather conditions permitting.

  •  The prescribed burn will start at 12pm and should be complete by 6pm.
  •  It will affect about 106ha of land, 1km north of the summit of Mount Brown and 16km south of Quorn.
  •  A significant smoke column will be produced during this burn. This is normal for burns of this size.
  •  Due to the elevation of the location, smoke will be visible across a wide area of Upper Spencer Gulf and the Flinders Ranges.
  •  The Mount Brown walking trail and the section of the Heysen Trail that runs through the park will be closed for the day.
  •  No roads will be closed.

The burn will be carried out by the Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources (DEWNR) with assistance from the CFS.

The primary objective of this burn is to reduce fuels in the area to prevent the spread of bushfire. It is part of a state-wide program of prescribed burning in high-risk public land areas this autumn.

Creating strategically-located, fuel-reduced areas through prescribed burning is essential in helping to reduce the potential spread and impact of bushfires on communities and the environment by providing earlier containment options for firefighters.

A list of the week’s planned burns is available on the DEWNR website, at

Prescribed burns will only be carried out when it is deemed safe to do so and may be cancelled at short notice. Fire crews will remain on site until safe to leave.

For the most up-to-date information on prescribed burns, please follow @SADEWNR on Twitter.

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