Kinchina Conservation Park prescribed burn protects Murray Bridge from bushfire | VIDEO

A burn-off intended to protect Murray Bridge from bushfire was carried out successfully last Friday, Natural Resources SA Murray-Darling Basin has reported.

The prescribed burn at Kinchina Conservation Park, three kilometres west of the city, was intended to reduce fuel loads.

Department of Environment and Water staff, supported by Country Fire Service firefighters, did the job across an area of 20 hectares.

The department has been carrying out similar preventative burn-offs across South Australia in preparation for the bushfire season.

Prescribed burns are only carried out when weather conditions permit.

To find out more about prescribed burns planned during spring and autumn, visit