Prescribed burn at Ngarkat Conservation Park

Date posted: 16 Apr. 2024

A prescribed burn is planned at Ngarkat Conservation Park in the Riverland this Wednesday and Thursday, weather conditions permitting.

  • The prescribed burn will start at 11.30am on Wednesday 17 April and is likely to be completed by 6pm on Thursday 18 April.
  • The area to be burnt is 600 hectares within the park, about 70km south of Lameroo.
  • This is a landscape protection burn to reduce the likelihood of the whole park burning in a single bushfire event.
  • Traffic restrictions will be in place on Baan Hill Road and Piggery Track, both of which may be affected by smoke.
  • Smoke also may be visible from Ngarkat Highway.
  • Some smoke and fire activity may be visible in the days following the burn.
  • 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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