Prescribed burn on Kangaroo Island

Date posted: 19 Apr. 2024

A prescribed burn is planned on Kangaroo Island on Monday, weather conditions permitting.

  • The prescribed burn will start at 10am on Monday 22 April and is likely to be completed by 6pm Monday 22 April.
  • The area to be burnt is 402 hectares in Cape Gantheaume Conservation Park and Cape Gantheaume Wilderness Protection Area, directly south of D'Estrees Bay township and Seagers Road in the D'Estrees Bay area.
  • This is a landscape protection burn to reduce the possibility of a bushfire affecting the area.
  • D'Estrees Bay camp sites will be closed on Monday 22 April.
  • D'Estrees Bay Road will remain open but traffic management will be in place.
  • D'Estrees Bay Road, Osmanli Road and Seagers Road may be affected by smoke.
  • Some smoke and fire activity may be observed 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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