Prescribed burn at Flinders Chase National Park

Date posted: 06 May 2024

A prescribed burn is planned at Flinders Chase National Park, on Kangaroo Island, on Tuesday 7 May 2024, weather conditions permitting.

  • The prescribed burn will start at 11am and is likely to be completed by 4pm the same day.
  • The area to be burnt is 20 hectares along Anderson Boundary Track and Aroona Boundary Track in the park, approximately 31km south-west of the Parndana township.
  • The objective of the burn is to create low fuel areas to limit the likelihood of bushfire spreading from within the park, and to increase firefighter safety along fire access tracks.
  • Anderson Boundary Track and Aroona Boundary Track will be closed throughout the burn.
  • Smoke may be visible from Gosse Ritchie 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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