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Hazard Reduction Advisory for 21st February to 1st March

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
22/02/2013 to 02/03/2013 The Hills Between 620 and 630 Sackville Ferry Road Sackville North 2756 - near Sackville North Private Private
25/02/2013 to 28/02/2013 Great Lakes Buladelah State Forest 3km north of Buladelah Forests NSW Forests NSW
28/02/2013 to 28/02/2013 Hawkesbury Old Stock Route Road, near Pitt Town Local Government Authority Office of Environment and Heritage (National Parks), Rural Fire Service
01/03/2013 to 01/03/2013 Cessnock Congewai Creek Hr- Watagans NP, near Congewai Valley Office of Environment and Heritage (National Parks) Office of Environment and Heritage (National Parks), Rural Fire Service
01/03/2013 to 01/03/2013 Cessnock Dannys Point, Watagan NP, near Martinsville Office of Environment and Heritage (National Parks) Office of Environment and Heritage (National Parks)
01/03/2013 to 01/03/2013 Cessnock Yengo Creek Hr, Yengo NP, near Laguna Office of Environment and Heritage (National Parks) Office of Environment and Heritage (National Parks), Rural Fire Service
01/03/2013 to 01/03/2013 Cessnock Timor Pb, Yengo NP, near 10km West of Laguna Office of Environment and Heritage (National Parks) Office of Environment and Heritage (National Parks)
01/03/2013 to 01/03/2013 Hawkesbury Half Moon Parr SCA, near Wisemans Ferry Office of Environment and Heritage (National Parks) Office of Environment and Heritage (National Parks), Rural Fire Service
01/03/2013 to 01/03/2013 Hawkesbury Yengo NP, near St Albans Office of Environment and Heritage (National Parks) Office of Environment and Heritage (National Parks)
01/03/2013 to 01/03/2013 Warrumbungle Binnaway NR, near Binnaway Office of Environment and Heritage (National Parks) Office of Environment and Heritage (National Parks)


 

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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