Prescribed burn at Dhilba Guuranda-Innes National Park

Date posted: 05 Apr. 2024

A prescribed burn is planned at Dhilba Guuranda-Innes National Park, on the Yorke Peninsula, on Sunday 7 April 2024, weather conditions permitting.

  • The burn will start at 10am and is likely to be completed by 7pm Sunday 7 April.
  • The area to be burnt is 40 hectares within the park on the south side of Pondalowie Bay Road, west of Cape Spencer Lighthouse.
  • This was originally part of a larger planned burn scheduled to occur in the park on April 3 and 4. That burn was delayed due to rain.
  • The 7 April burn will be undertaken on the park’s western boundary and will compliment a larger burn planned to occur at a later date.
  • This is part of a series of landscape protection burns 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 and will affect 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 DEW website.

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