Prescribed burn at Dhilba Guuranda-Innes National Park

Date posted: 25 Mar. 2022

A prescribed burn is planned for Dhilba Guuranda-Innes National Park on the north side of the Pondalowie Bay Road immediately west of the Inneston Township, southern Yorke Peninsula, on Sunday 27 March 2022, weather conditions permitting.

  • The burn will commence at 12 pm and is expected to be complete by 10 pm.
  • It will affect about 220 hectares.
  • A large plume of smoke will be created – this is normal for burns in Mallee heath.
  • This is a landscape protection burn to reduce the likelihood of the whole park burning in a single bushfire event.
  • The objective of the burn is to create low fuel areas to reduce the risk of bushfires impacting the National Park and communities of Marion Bay and provide opportunities for the regeneration of threatened plant species.
  • This burn is a continuation of a previous burn undertaken last season.
  • The ‘Walk the Yorke’ Trail including the eastern boundary fire track will be closed through the burn area.
  • Light smoke may affect the Pondalowie Bay road during the day.
  • Roads within the park will remain open - please slow down and give way to fire trucks.
  • Some smoke and fire activity may be observed within the burn area - following the burn it will be patrolled until it is safe.

The burn will be carried out by NPW and CFS. 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.