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Prescribed burn at Mount Remarkable National Park

Date posted: 05 May 2021

A two-day prescribed burn is planned for the Mount Remarkable National Park, between Woods Hut and Pine Tracks near Alligator Gorge, 10km south of Wilmington in the Southern Flinders, on Thursday 6 and Friday 7 May 2021, weather conditions permitting.

  • The prescribed burn will start at 12 noon Thursday 6 May and should be complete by 7 pm Friday 7 May.
  • It will affect about 562 hectares within the park.
  • The objective of this burn is to create a strategic fuel break to improve effectiveness of bushfire-fighting efforts and minimise the impact of bushfire on the park and surrounding properties.
  • Heysen Trail from Grays Hut to Alligator Gorge Road will be closed.
  • Alligator Gorge Road may be impacted by smoke over the 2 day period.
  • The fire ground will be patrolled until Tuesday 11 May.

The burn will be carried out by the National Parks and Wildlife Service. A crew will remain on site until it is safe to leave.

NPWS 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.