Prescribed burn at Dhilba Guuranda-Innes National Park

Date posted: 02 Apr. 2024

A prescribed burn is planned at Dhilba Guuranda-Innes National Park, on the Yorke Peninsula, on Wednesday 3 April and Thursday 4 April 2024, weather conditions permitting.

  • The burn will start at 10am on Wednesday 3 April and is likely to be completed by 7pm on Thursday 4 April.
  • The area to be burnt is 150 hectares within the park on the south side of Pondalowie Bay Road, west of Cape Spencer Lighthouse.
  • It is a landscape protection burn to reduce the likelihood of the whole park burning in a single bushfire event.
  • Speed restrictions will be in place on Pondalowie Bay Road and the public must give way to emergency vehicles in the area.
  • Smoke could remain in the area for some time, potentially affecting Pondalowie Bay 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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