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
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|