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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 22nd February 2018 to 2nd March 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
01/03/2018 to 01/03/2018 Eurobodalla Between The Kings Highway and Back Creek, Nelligen Private Private 5 ha
01/03/2018 to 01/03/2018 Eurobodalla Cullendulla Drive south west of the intersection of Kettle Road, Long Beach Private Private 4 ha
01/03/2018 to 01/03/2018 Eurobodalla Spring Creek Road south west of Dwyers Creek Road, Wamban Department of Primary Industries (Crown Lands) Rural Fire Service 25 ha
01/03/2018 to 02/03/2018 Eurobodalla Donalds Creek Road in the vicinity of Burra Lane and Evelyn Reid Drive, Wamban Private NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service, Private 43 ha
02/03/2018 to 02/03/2018 Eurobodalla Waincourt Road north west of the intersection at Cheese Factory Road, Eurobodalla Private Private, Rural Fire Service 5 ha
01/03/2018 to 01/03/2018 Bland Morangarell Road between Pearses Lane and Burrangong Creek, Bland Department of Primary Industries (Crown Lands) Other, Private, Rural Fire Service 232 ha
01/03/2018 to 01/03/2018 Lake Macquarie The rear of Fernleigh Loop between the Fernleigh Track and Gun Club Road, Highfields (Adamstown Heights) Local Government Authority Local Government Authority 9 ha
01/03/2018 to 09/03/2018 Muswellbrook Pine Ridge Row south of the Golden Highway, Denman Private Private, Rural Fire Service 11 ha
24/02/2018 to 24/02/2018 Hornsby Bloodwood Road north east of the intersection with Nollands Road, Fiddletown Private Private, Rural Fire Service 5 ha