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Hazard Reduction Advisory for 31st January to 08th February

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


Due Date LGA Location Tenure HR By
28/01/2013 to 05/02/2013 Inverell Between 1240 & 1250 Gwydir Highway, Swan Vale 2370 Private Private, Rural Fire Service
4/02/13 Inverell Between 3380 & 3390 Bundarra Road, Gilgai 2360 Private Private
7/02/13 Gosford Ten Mile Hollow, Dharug National Park, 16 km North of Spencer Office of Environment & Heritage (National Parks) Office of Environment & Heritage (National Parks), 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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