Prescribed burn at East Gosselands on KI NEWS RELEASE

Prescribed burn at East
Gosselands on KI
A prescribed burn is planned in the East Gosselands region, 27km south-west of
Parndana on Kangaroo Island, for Saturday, 29 March 2014, weather conditions
The burn will start about 11am and should be complete by 10pm.
It will affect about 9ha adjacent to the Warner Boundary Track, to the east
of Gosse-Ritchie Road.
A significant smoke column will be produced during this burn. This is
normal for burns of this size.
Gosse-Ritchie Road may be impacted by smoke for the duration of the
burn. Signs will be in place along the road to warn motorists.
The closest residences are rural properties within 1km to the east and west
and 2km to the south. There is limited public access to this park.
The burn will be carried out by the Department of Environment, Water and Natural
Resources (DEWNR).
The primary objective of this burn is to provide a fuel-reduced buffer along the
southern boundary of the East Gosselands, and assist in preventing the spread of
fires out of and into the park from adjoining private properties.
It is identified in the Flinders Chase Fire Management Plan and is part of a statewide program of prescribed burning being conducted this autumn in high-risk
public land areas.
Creating strategically-located, fuel-reduced areas through prescribed burning is
essential in helping to reduce the potential spread and impact of bushfires on
communities and the environment by providing earlier containment options for
A list of the week’s planned burns is available on the DEWNR website, at
Prescribed burns will only be carried out when it is deemed safe to do so and may
be cancelled at short notice. Fire crews will remain on site until safe to leave.
Georgia Gowing
Senior Media Adviser
Department of Environment,
Water and Natural Resources
Phone (08) 8204 9105
Mobile 0467 795 640
Email [email protected]