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Hazard Reductions

Hazard reduction is just one way of preparing for bush fires – it doesn't remove the threat of fire, and it doesn't remove the need for you and your family to be prepared.

There are different types of hazard reduction including controlled burning, mechanical clearing like slashing undergrowth, or even reducing the ground fuel by hand.

You can see a list of planned hazard reduction burns below. This list may change at short notice depending on the weather at the time.

If there is a hazard reduction burn planned for your area, take the following steps:

  • 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

For health information relating to smoke from bush fires and hazard reduction burning, visit the NSW Health website or the Asthma Foundation.

Hazard Reduction Advisory for 15th November 2018 to 23rd November 2018

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

Due datesort LGA Location Tenure HR by Size
15/11/2018 to 15/11/2018 Lismore Johnston Road, Clunes Private Private 0 ha
19/11/2018 to 25/11/2018 Clarence Valley Bushland south of Chaelundi Road, Chaelundi State Conservation Area NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service 496 ha
19/11/2018 to 25/11/2018 Kyogle Bushland bounded by Culmaran Creek Trail and Cambridge Plateau Forest Drive, Cambridge Plateau, Richmond Range National Park NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service 64 ha