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Prescribed burn at Flinders Chase National Park

News release
04 April 2017

A prescribed burn is planned at Flinders Chase National Park on Kangaroo Island for Tuesday, 4 April 2017, weather conditions permitting.

  • The prescribed burn will start around midday on Tuesday and should be completed by 6pm on Thursday 6 April.
  • It will affect about 147ha in the East Gosselands section of the park, 28km west of Parndana, between Gosse-Ritchie Road and North-South Track, near Playford Highway.
  • A significant smoke column will be produced during this burn. This is normal for burns of this size.
  • Playford Highway will be closed between North Coast Road and West End Highway between 11:00hrs and 20:00hrs on burn days. There will be a detour along Borda Road, Snug Cove Road, Berryman's Road and North Coast Road.
  • Playford Highway adjacent to the burn will be directly impacted by smoke, with smoke drift towards West End Highway and Borda Road under south easterly wind conditions.

The burn will be carried out by the Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources (DEWNR). The crew will remain on site until it is safe to leave.

The primary objective of this burn is to create a buffer along the northern edge of East Gosselands. This will reduce the likelihood of a bushfire either burning into the park from private property to the north, or escaping from the park into private property. It is part of a statewide program of prescribed burning planned to protect communities and assets at risk.

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 on prescribed burns follow @SADEWNR on Twitter.

A list of planned prescribed burns is available on the DEWNR website.

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