Prescribed burn at Dhilba Guuranda-Innes National Park

Date posted: 18 Oct. 2023

A prescribed burn is planned at Dhilba Guuranda-Innes National Park, on the Yorke Peninsula, on Friday 27 October and Saturday 28 October 2023

  • The burn will start at 10am on Friday 27 October and is likely to be completed by 7pm on Saturday 28 October
  • The area to be burnt is 170 hectares within the park, on the southern side of Pondalowie Bay Rd, west of the Cape Spencer lighthouse, 500 metres south-west of Inneston.
  • The burn aims to create a low-fuel area to reduce the risk of bushfires affecting the park and surrounding communities.
  • Smoke could remain in the area for some time, potentially affecting Pondalowie Bay Rd. Speed restrictions will be in place on Pondalowie Bay Rd and drivers must give way to emergency vehicles in the area.
  • 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 if conditions change.

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