Prescribed burn at Cape Gantheaume Conservation Park

Date posted: 21 Mar. 2022

A prescribed burn is planned for Cape Gantheaume Conservation Park, directly south of Murray Lagoon and Saegers Road in the MacGillivray area, on Kangaroo Island, on Monday 21 March 2022, weather conditions permitting.

  • The burn will commence at 12:30 pm and is expected to be complete by 5 pm.
  • It will affect about 30 hectares within the park.
  • The objective of the burn is to create a low fuel boundary in preparation for a larger unbounded burn planned for later in the autumn season.
  • There are no road closures as a part of this burn.
  • Some smoke may be seen and smelt in the Murray Lagoon campground.
  • Saegers Road may be impacted by smoke on the day and for a short period post burn.
  • Some smoke and fire activity may be observed on the day and following the burn and will be patrolled until it is safe.

The burn will be carried out by NPWS. 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.

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