Prescribed burn at Ngarkat Conservation Park

Date posted: 29 Apr. 2024

A prescribed burn is planned at Ngarkat Conservation Park, in the Murraylands, on Tuesday 30 April 2024, weather conditions permitting.

  • The prescribed burn will start at 10.30am and is likely to be completed by 6pm the same day.
  • The area to be burnt is 400 hectares within the park, about 40km south of Lameroo.
  • This is a landscape protection burn to reduce the possibility of a bushfire affecting the area.
  • Baan Hill Road and Piggery Track will both be closed during the burn, 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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