Prescribed burn at Scott Creek Conservation Park NEWS RELEASE

NEWS RELEASE
Prescribed burn at Scott
Creek Conservation Park
A prescribed burn is planned at Scott Creek Conservation Park at Dorset Vale in the
Mt Lofty Ranges for Friday, 4 April 2014, weather conditions permitting.
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The prescribed burn will start at 10am and should be complete by 8pm on
Monday, 7 April.
It will affect about 20.7ha in the northern section of the reserve, near
Bandicoot Track.
A significant smoke column will be produced during the burn. This is
normal for burns of this size. Smoke may also lie in depressions in the
Scott Creek and Mt Bold areas.
There will be no road closures, but there will be restrict access to
Bandicoot Track, Currawong Ridge Track and Neville Rd.
Matthews Rd, Scott Creek Rd and Mt Bold Rd may be impacted by smoke.
Exclusion zones will be set up to keep the fire from reaching sensitive
Oyster Bay pine populations in the park.
The burn will be carried out by the Mt Lofty Ranges Fire Collective.
The primary objective of this burn is to reduce the high fuel load 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
www.environment.sa.gov.au/firemanagement/Burns_and_bushfires.
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.
4/04/14
MEDIA CONTACT
Georgia Gowing
Senior Media Adviser
Department of Environment,
Water and Natural Resources
Phone (08) 8204 9105
Mobile 0467 795 640
Email [email protected]
www.environment.sa.gov.au
www.naturalresources.sa.gov.au
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