Prescribed burn at Naracoorte Caves National Park

Date posted: 04 Apr. 2024

A prescribed burn is planned at Naracoorte Caves National Park, on the Limestone Coast, on Friday 5 April, weather conditions permitting.

  • The burn will start at 1.45pm on Friday 5 April and is likely to be completed by 7:00pm that evening.
  • The area to be burnt is 12 hectares within the park 10km southeast of Naracoorte.
  • The burn aims to reduce fuel loads near the Wonambi Fossil Centre and other buildings within the visitor precinct area.
  • Traffic management will be in place for the burn along Caves Road, Mount Light. Signage and a barrier will be installed to close the Rooftop Walk to the public on the day of the burn.
  • Caves Road, Mount Light and Wonambi Road may be impacted by smoke.
  • Crews from One Forty One Plantations will also be in attendance.
  • 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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