Fire management

Fire management in the Northern and Yorke region is undertaken by the Department for Environment and Water (DEW). It aims to protect life, property and the environment. Activities include:

  • landscape scale fire management planning
  • on-ground works to manage bushfire risk, such as: prescribed burning in strategic locations to protect life, property and environmental assets; maintenance of fire access tracks and fire infrastructure (such as water supplies and signage); other fuel reduction works like slashing and weed management; and maintaining fire related vehicles, equipment and machinery 
  • maintaining a highly trained and experienced brigade of the Country Fire Service (CFS)
  • ensuring capability to respond to wildfires occurring on or threatening Department for Environment and Water managed lands, or at the request of CFS on any tenure. 

Prescribed burns

Prescribed burning is undertaken by DEW in strategic locations identified in fire management plans, and includes burns for built asset, landscape and environmental protection.

To view a list of upcoming prescribed burns in South Australia please visit DEW's fire management prescribed burns page.

Fire Management Maps

Fire Management Maps is an interactive website that supports fire management planning by the Department for Environment and Water. Fire management plans relevant to the region are available for download.

Bushfire safety

Bushfires can occur without warning and can quickly impact your holiday location. If you are planning a holiday, you need to think about bushfire safety. Please visit the South Australian Country Fire Service website for information about bushfires. On days of high bushfire risk, areas of the Northern and Yorke region may be closed for your safety.

Fire restrictions

Restrictions on gas and wood fires apply in most reserves in the Northern and Yorke region during the fire danger season. Check for any fire bans and closures that may affect you.


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