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Prescribed burn at Parndana

Date posted: 03 Nov 2020

A prescribed burn is planned for the South West corner of Parndana Township, bounded by Playford Highway to the North West, Rowland Hill Highway to the South and Smith Street to the North East, on Monday 22 November 2020, weather conditions permitting.

  • The prescribed burn will start at 1 pm and should be complete by 9 pm.
  • It will affect about 10.6 hectares.
  • Playford Highway and Rowland Hill Highway will be impacted by smoke during the ignition phase of the burn.
  • Speeds will be affected on Playford Highway for the period of the burn and traffic restrictions will be put in place if smoke reduces visibility.
  • Playford Highway will be reduced to one lane with possible diversion in place for Rowland Hill Highway.
  • Smoke may remain visible at the site over the following 2 to 3 days, fire crews will remain on site until the area is declared safe.

This burn is located on Crown Land and land managed by Kangaroo Island Council adjacent a number of dwellings along Smith Street and Wheaton Street, it has been identified as a very high risk area within the Kangaroo Island Bushfire Management Area Plan. This burn aims to reduce bushfire risks to these dwellings.

The burn will be carried out by the Department for Environment and Water (DEW). A crew will remain on site until it is safe to leave.

NPWSSA’s statewide program of prescribed burns helps limit the spread and intensity of bushfires, protects communities and enhances biodiversity. Prescribed burning is just one tool used to reduce fuel loads across strategic areas of public and private land.

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

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

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