Prescribed burn at Mount Remarkable National Park

Date posted: 02 May 2022

A prescribed burn is planned in Mount Remarkable National Park, on Tuesday 3 May and Wednesday 4 May 2022, weather conditions permitting.

  • The burn will commence at 11:00am on Tuesday 3 May and is expected to be complete by 10:00pm. Burning may continue on Wednesday 4 May.
  • It will affect about 233 hectares.
  • This a landscape protection burn through the middle of the Park to reduce the likelihood of the whole park burning in a single bushfire event.
  • Some walking trails will be closed for the duration of the burn including Fricks Track from Fricks Track Dam to Kingfisher Track and Kingfisher Track from Blue Gum Campground to Hidden Gorge Campground
  • It is possible that the Alligator Gorge Road may be impacted by smoke at some stage during or after the burn and care should be taken by traffic.
  • Some smoke and fire activity may be observed on the day and following the burn which will be patrolled until it is safe.

The burn will be carried out by NPWS. Local CFS Volunteers have been invited to attend.

A crew will remain on site until it is safe to leave.

NPWS 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.