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Prescribed burn in Wilpena Pound

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The department of environment and water have advised that today a prescribed burn off will be conducted by local CFS crews at Wilpena Pound in the Flinders Ranges.

The burn is expected to commence from 1.30 this afternoon, weather conditions permitting, and will see 300 hectares burned off as a bushfire prevention method.

The Ngarri Mudlanah trail will be closed from Wilpena Pound and the Hills Homestead until Sunday.

The burn off is expected to run until 9pm tonight, with smoke likely to be visible over the coming days.

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