Prescribed burn at Wilpena Pound

Date posted: 03 Mar. 2021

A prescribed burn is planned inside Wilpena Pound within Ikara Flinders National Park on Thursday, 4 March 2021, weather conditions permitting.

  • The prescribed burn will start at 1:30pm on Thursday, 4 March 2021 and should be complete by 9:00pm that day.
  • It will affect about 300 hectares of land on the Pound wall east of the Tanderra Saddle to Cooinda camp track.
  • This burns aims to reduce fuels in the area to protect assets and reduce the likelihood of a bushfire spreading.
  • The Ngarri Mudlanha (St Mary Peak) track will be closed from the Wilpena campground and at Hills Homestead. Public access to the burn area will be closed from Thursday 4 March until Sunday 7 March.
  • Smoke may be visible in the area fir two to three days.

The burn will be carried out by National Parks and Wildlife Service South Australia (NPWSSA). Local CFS brigades have been invited to attend. 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.

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