Prescribed burn at Dhilba Guuranda-Innes National Park

Date posted: 22 Mar. 2024

A prescribed burn is planned at Dhilba Guuranda-Innes National Park, on the Yorke Peninsula, on Sunday 24 March 2024, weather conditions permitting.

  • The burn will start at 10.00am and is likely to be completed by 6pm on Monday 25 March.
  • The area to be burnt is 66 hectares within the park.
  • It is a landscape protection burn to reduce the likelihood of the whole park burning in a single bushfire event.
  • The Inneston to Pondalowie Bay section of the "Walk the Yorke" walking trail will be closed for the duration of the burn.
  • Smoke could remain in the area for some time, potentially affecting Pondalowie Bay Road.
  • Speed restrictions will be in place on Pondalowie Bay Road and drivers should be aware of emergency vehicles and personnel on the road.
  • National Parks and Wildlife Service crews will remain on site until safe.

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.

For the most up-to-date information and to find a list of planned prescribed burns, visit the webpage.

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