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Hazard Reduction Advisory for 18th January to 25th January

The following hazard reduction burns are planned by NSW land managers (such as National Parks and Wildlife Service, Forests NSW, Crowns Lands and Local Government Authorities) and fire agencies (NSWRural Fire Service and Fire and Rescue NSW) over coming days, weather permitting.


Due Date LGA Location Tenure HR By
20/01/13 Narromine Wyanga Silos - Cnr Wyanga Rd & Peak Hill Railway Rd. Private Rural Fire Service
24/01/13 Port Stephens Between 50 and 60 Dowling St, Nelson Bay Private Rural Fire Service


These hazard reduction burns are part of a planned bushfire fuel reduction designed to protect life and property from intense wildfires. Hazard reduction will not completely stop bushfires from starting and spreading, but can assist firefighters with containment strategies and property protection.

All landholders, including private property, must treat bushfire hazards on their own land and prepare their own properties adequately and effectively to cope with bushfire.

Residents around the hazard reduction burn areas are reminded to take the following precautions:

  • Keep doors and windows closed to prevent smoke entering homes
  • Keep outdoor furniture under cover to prevent ember burns
  • Retract pool covers to prevent ember damage
  • Remove washing from clotheslines
  • Ensure pets have a protected area
  • Vehicles must slow down, keep windows up, turn headlights on
  • Sightseers must keep away from burns for their own safety
  • If you have asthma or a lung condition, reduce outdoor activities if smoke levels are high and if shortness of breath or coughing develops, take your reliever medicine or seek medical advice

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