Prescribed burns at Lashmar Conservation Park

Date posted: 12 Oct. 2020

Two prescribed burns are planned near Cape Willoughby Road at Lashmar Conservation Park on Kangaroo Island, on Tuesday 13 October 2020, weather conditions permitting.

  • The prescribed burns will start in adjacent areas at 10.30am and are likely to be completed by 8.30pm on Tuesday 13 October.
  • The area to be burnt is 35 hectares located along Cape Willoughby Road in the Antechamber Bay area on Kangaroo Island.
  • The burns are planned to protect the landscape. It will reduce bushfire risk to the Lashmar Conservation Park.
  • Some smoke and fire activity may be observed at Lashmar Conservation Park in the days following the burns but it will be patrolled until it is safe.
  • Cape Willoughby Road will have a partial road closure, with one lane expected to be closed to traffic. Members of the public are asked to follow the directions of fire crews if entering near the prescribed burns.

The burns will be conducted by the Department for Environment and Water. The objective of prescribed burning is to reduce fuel loads to mitigate the risk of bushfire. These burns are 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.

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