Visitors to South Australian national parks and reserves are being advised that parks will be closed tomorrow in regions with catastrophic fire danger ratings in place.
The warning comes ahead of forecast catastrophic and extreme fire danger ratings in several parts of the state tomorrow.
National Parks and Wildlife Service South Australia Executive Director Mike Williams said, parks will be closed in the interest of public safety in all regions where catastrophic conditions are declared.
“Tomorrow we are anticipating extremely high temperatures and strong winds across the state, and firefighters may not be able to control a bushfire if it starts,” he said.
“Parks and reserves in fire ban districts with catastrophic fire danger ratings will be closed from midnight tonight until midnight Wednesday.
“Once fire danger ratings are declared at 4pm today, park rangers will be out and about in parks that are facing catastrophic fire danger ratings to advise people that the park will be closed and they must leave.
“Rangers will also be warning people that they should not plan to drive through any of the regions that have been declared catastrophic.
“Information will also be posted on the National Parks and Wildlife Service South Australia website and made available via social media and other media channels.
“People in affected parks and reserves need to stay informed, activate their CFS bushfire survival plans and avoid bushfire prone areas.”