South Australian national parks and reserves in regions with catastrophic fire danger ratings in place will be closed on Friday.
The Bureau of Meteorology has provided an early forecast for catastrophic fire conditions in the Mount Lofty Ranges, Kangaroo Island and Lower South East fire ban districts on Friday.
The fire danger ratings will be confirmed at around 4.30pm on Thursday.
National Parks and Wildlife Service South Australia Executive Director Mike Williams said, parks will be closed in the interest of public safety in the fire ban districts where catastrophic conditions are declared.
“On Friday we are anticipating very hot and windy conditions in parts of the state, which present a high risk of bushfire,” Mr Williams said.
“We urge parks visitors to these regions to reassess their plans on Friday to keep safe.
“Parks and reserves in fire ban districts with catastrophic fire danger ratings will be closed from midnight Thursday until midnight Friday.
“Once fire danger ratings are declared around 4.30pm Thursday, park rangers will be out in parks facing catastrophic fire danger ratings to advise people to leave the park.”
For more information visit National Parks and Wildlife Service South Australia website.