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Prescribed burn in Coffin Bay National Park

Date posted: 18 Mar. 2021

A prescribed burn is planned inside Coffin Bay National Park, one kilometre to the south-west of the Coffin Bay township, on Friday, 19 March 2021, weather conditions permitting.

  • The prescribed burn will start at 10:30am on Friday, 19 March 2021 and should be complete by 10:00pm that day.
  • It will affect about 140 hectares of land at the entrance to the Coffin Bay National Park.
  • This burns aims is to reduce the risk of bushfire occurring within the park and reducing any possible bushfire impacts on the community of Coffin Bay.
  • The Coffin Bay Entrance Road will have speed reduced and may be closed for short periods of time during the operation.
  • Some smoke and fire activity may be observed in the days following the burn, however the area will be patrolled until it is safe.

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 conducts a statewide program of prescribed burns to reduce the spread and intensity of bushfires, protect communities and enhance 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 if conditions change.

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.