Prescribed burn at Flinders Chase National Park

Date posted: 15 Apr. 2024

A prescribed burn is planned at Flinders Chase National Park, on Kangaroo Island, on Tuesday 16 April 2024, weather conditions permitting.

  • The burn will start at 10.00am on Tuesday 16 April and is likely to be completed by 4:00pm that afternoon.
  • The area to be burnt is 13.5 hectares on the northern and eastern sides of South Boundary Track within the park.
  • The burn is to create low fuel areas to limit the likelihood of bushfire spreading from the national park and increase firefighter safety along fire access tracks.
  • The South Boundary fire access track will be closed during the burn.
  • Smoke may be visible from West End Highway and Playford Highway.

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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