Prescribed burn at Dhilba Guurranda-Innes National Park

Date posted: 25 Mar. 2021

A prescribed burn is planned for Dhilba Guurranda-Innes National Park at Inneston West, north-west of Stenhouse Bay on southern Yorke Peninsula, weather conditions permitting.

  • The prescribed burn will start at 12 noon on Thursday 25 March 2021 and is expected to be complete by Tuesday 30 March.
  • It will affect about 264 hectares within the park.
  • The objective of the burn is to reduce the fuel load in the landscape, create fire breaks around historic sites and limit impacts on conservation values areas.
  • Walk the Yorke trail will be closed between Inneston and Pondalowie
  • Smoke may restrict vision on Pondalowie Road and roads within the National Park
  • Smoke may be visible from Marion Bay for 2-3 days.
  • No roads will be closed.

The burn will be carried out by the Department for Environment and Water (DEW) with local CFS Volunteers 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.

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