Prescribed burn at Lincoln National Park

Date posted: 06 March 2018

A prescribed burn is planned at the entrance to Lincoln National Park on Wednesday, 7 March 2018, weather conditions permitting.

  • The prescribed burn will start at 1pm and should be complete by 10pm.
  • It will affect about 300 hectares in the entrance to Lincoln National Park, 2 km south of Tulka and 12 km south of Port Lincoln.
  • A significant amount of smoke may be produced during this burn which is normal for burns of this size. The forecast wind direction should push smoke away from properties. Smoke may be visible for a few days following completion.
  • The Lincoln National Park entrance road will remain open during the burn. Traffic signs will be in place and the public should observe the 25km/h speed limit.

The burn will be carried out by the Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources (DEWNR) with CFS crews on standby to assist. The DEWNR crews will patrol until it the area is safe.

The aim of this burn is to reduce fuels in the area to prevent the spread of bushfire in or out of Lincoln National Park.

It is part of a statewide program of prescribed burning planned to protect communities and assets at risk.

Prescribed burns will only be carried out when it is deemed safe to do so and may be cancelled at short notice.

Prescribed burns may assist to limit the impact of bushfire but it is property owner prevention and how the public react during a bushfire which is most important. Prepare yourselves and your property.

For the most up-to-date information on prescribed burns follow @SADEWNR on Twitter.

A list of planned prescribed burns is available on the DEWNR website.