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St Kilda Mangrove Boardwalk Temporarily Closed (UPDATED)
The Mangrove Trail has reopened with conditions, following repairs. The first 300m of the trail is open and accessible to the public. The last 200m section of the trail to the lookout is currently closed.


Services Emergency Management CFS Bans Burning Fire

Wood Smoke and Solid Fuel Heaters

Solid fuel heaters, including wood heaters, are a popular means of home heating. Wood is an effective, renewable fuel when burnt efficiently. However solid fuel heaters can be a major source of air pollution when they are poorly designed or not operated correctly.

It is important to ensure:

  • Burn only dry seasoned wood
  • Get a hot fire going quickly with plenty of paper and small kindling
  • Keep air vents open for 20 minutes after starting and reloading the fire
  • Keep the fire live and let it go out at night
  • Check there is no smoke from your flue 20 minutes after starting the fire
  • Avoid excessive smoke and consider your neighbours

For more information, visit the Wood smoke information pages of the SA Environment Protection Authority web site.