Prescribed burn planned at White Hill this autumn

The Department of Environment and Water will burn vegetation over an area of several hectares to protect built-up areas in Murray Bridge.

A prescribed burn-off will be carried out near the White Hill freeway interchange on April 30, the Department of Environment and Water says.

The burn, which will take place on three hectares of Crown land right next to the Old Princes Highway turn-off, will start at 4pm and should be finished by 7pm.

Its intention will be to protect populated areas from any fires which might break out in the Monarto woodlands.

The prescribed burn is the only one planned for this part of the Murraylands in the coming months.

Most of the 61 burn-offs scheduled by the department, Country Fire Service and SA Water will take place in the Adelaide Hills.

This story was updated on April 30.

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