Prescribed burn in Murray Lagoon

Date posted: 05 Apr. 2023

A prescribed burn is planned in Cape Gantheaume Conservation Park and Cape Gantheaume Wilderness Protection Area, directly south of Murray Lagoon and Saegers Road in the Macgillivray area, Kangaroo Island, on Wednesday 5 April, weather conditions permitting.

  • The prescribed burn will start at 11.45am and is likely to be completed by 7pm on Wednesday 5.
  • The area to be burnt is 500 hectares.
  • The burn will be unbounded on the southern and eastern side and the final treatment area may differ from the proposed area due to the natural variables involved.
  • Lake Ada and Emmets Fire Access Tracks will be closed to the public and Seal Bay Road may be impacted by smoke.
  • This is a landscape protection burn to reduce the fuel hazard and interrupt the spread and impact of bushfire through the area.
  • Local CFS brigades and Group Officers have been invited to participate.

NPWSSA conducts a statewide program of prescribed burns to reduce the spread and intensity of bushfires, protect communities and enhances 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.