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Hazard Reduction Advisory for 07th February to 15th 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.



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Due Date LGA Location Tenure HR By
10/02/2013 to 19/02/2013 Inverell Corner Gwydir Hwy and Orchard Place, Inverell Private Department of Primary Industries (Crown Lands), Private
12/02/2013 to 15/02/2013 Nambucca West of Warrell Creek, near Macksville. Forests NSW Forests NSW
13/02/2013 to 17/02/2013 Inverell Between 2-10 Ditzells Drive, Inverell Private 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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