Prescribed burn at Flinders Chase National Park

Date posted: 13 Sep. 2023

A prescribed burn is planned at Flinders Chase National Park, Kangaroo Island, on Wednesday 13 September 2023, weather conditions permitting.

  • The burn will start at 10am and is likely to be completed by 10pm on Wednesday 13 September.
  • The area to be burnt is 20 hectares within the park.
  • The burn will reduce woody debris from both sides of North South Track.
  • It aims to reduce fuel loads in a bushfire buffer zone adjacent to a fire access track, which will allow greater access and operational flexibility during a bushfire.
  • North South Track, within Flinders Chase National Park, will be closed as part of this burn.
  • Smoke could remain in the area for some time, potentially affecting Church Road and South Coast Road, adjacent to Kelly Hill Conservation Park.
  • 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 enhances 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.

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